Hiram College

To kick off Green Week, the first annual mental health awareness week at Hiram College, Active Minds will host a panel on suicide prevention from 4-6 p.m. on March 24, 2014, in the Alumni Heritage Room.

Hiram’s Active Minds club is a new student organization that is part of the national nonprofit of the same name, which¬†empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. The club has planned a full week of programming on mental health awareness.

Monday’s panel will include:

  • Dr. Kevin Feisthamel, director of counseling, health and disability at Hiram’s Julia Church Health Center
  • Samantha Hughes ’15, biology major and vice president of Active Minds
  • Dr. Joel Mowrey, executive director of the Portage County Mental Health and Recovery Board
  • Paul Dages, emergency services coordinator, Townhall II crisis line
  • Amy Lukes, project coordinator, Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health / NEOMED

The discussion will center mainly on suicide prevention, but panelists can answer questions on any mental health-related topic.

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