TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State Student Government Association is trying to break the stigma on mental health.
Mental health is one of the biggest challenges for college students. The stress and pressure that these students are under is something that is nothing to push under the rug.
The student organizations of Indiana State want to try and eliminate this obstacle. Kaylee Prewitt is the director of affairs for the Student Government Association, and she expresses her passion for having this event.
“This event is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. I want to make sure that everyone has these resources. I have created a place that they can meet these resources, learn healthy coping mechanisms, and have some fun in the process.”
This event also wants to help students get prepared for life after college. That is an aspect that is sometimes overlooked in terms of student’s mental health.
Maggie Zahn is the community engagement specialist for Connect Secure, and she talks about why these resources are so important for students entering the work force.
“Events like these are so important, especially for college kids, because they are about to go out in the real world and real forces. It’s really important to be able to have the resources as life gets hard to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself.”
All of this event is trying to do is make sure that these students know that they are not alone in this journey. Prewitt wants every student to know that this campus is a place where everyone is supporting everyone.
“They’re not alone, they’re supported, and they are loved in every aspect of being here. We want to make sure this campus fosters a community of supporting each other and making sure that students are together.”
ISU is also having a career fair on October 4th to help with career readiness as well.