Monday, March 14, 2011

Breaking Down the Barriers: The Faces of Mental Health

From Patrick Kalaw,
Eta Sigma Gamma, National Public Health Honorary
Peer Educator, Friends Helping Friends Program

Hello my name is Patrick Kalaw and I am the Mental Health Chair representing Eta Sigma Gamma, the national Public Health Honorary.  We are putting on a mental health event called "Breaking Down the Barriers: The Faces of Mental Health" which will consist of guest speakers telling stories of their struggles with having a mental health diagnosis.  After that will be a health fair style tabling session with different campus and community resources showcasing what they offer.  The event will be on March 30th from 11am-1pm in the EUC Kirkland room and we invite you and members of National Art Education Association to attend.  I believe this is pertinent information for your organization because creative arts students have shown much higher rates of suicide and suicide attempts than the general population.  If you could forward this to other members of your organization it would be greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you all.

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