Active Minds, a student organization that advocates for mental health awareness, has planned a week of mental health awareness activities from March 16-20, 2015, leading up to Hiram College’s second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention on March 21.
The week is called “Green Week” to represent the sense of renewal and recycling students will experience through participating in the week of activities.
Monday, March 16:
- Residence Hall programming – “Go Back to Your Childhood”
- 8 p.m. in the Quad, Bowler, Whitcomb, Booth/Centennial and Miller
Tuesday, March 17:
- Suicide Prevention Panel
- Noon-1 p.m., Dining Hall (Private Room 1)
- Panelists: Dr. Kevin Feisthamel, director of counseling, health and disability services at Hiram College, Hannah Sharma, counseling intern at Hiram College, Dr. Joel Mowrey, executive director of Portage County Mental Health Board, Paul Dages, mental health coordinator from Townhall II
Wednesday, March 18:
- Dinner and a movie (“The Royal Tenebaums”) with the Psychology Club
- 6-8 p.m., East Hall Forum
- Pizza, pop and snacks will be provided.
- “Rape Culture and People’s Responses to the Sadness/Tragedy” with the Gender Equality Student Alliance Club
- 8-9:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom
- Representatives from Townhall II will be present to answer questions
Thursday, March 19:
- “Remembrance Balloons” with PRYSM from noon-1 p.m. in the Booth/Centennial lawn
- “Light Up the World” with the Social Justice Warriors from 9-10 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom
Friday, March 20:
- Ice cream social from 4-6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center lawn (will be moved into the main lounge in case of inclement weather)