Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) raises community awareness about mental health issues and is held to coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10th. The goal is to promote social and emotional well-being to the campus and community, by informing and encouraging people to increase their mental health potential through the enhancement of knowledge and community resources.
Mental health issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during MHAW provides a time for students to come together a display a passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
All events will be in the Cafeteria area.
Please join us in spreading awareness across Baton Rouge Community College through our campus events:
Monday- MHAW Resource Fair 10:00a - 2:00pm
T-shirt give away with student ID
Tuesday- Day without Stigma
11:00a National Alliance on Mental Illness presenter
Wednesday- Go Green Day
Show your support for mental health by wearing green or your free MHAW t-shirt
11:00 Lex Lees Kids Young Driver Safety Presentation
1:00p Coroner Beau Clark Presentation
Thursday- Feed Em’ and Screen Em’
10:00a Mental Health Association presenter
11:00a Depression screenings with free lunch (for participation and student ID)
11:30p Safety against violence presentations
Friday- Veterans Mental Health
11:00a Veteran Affairs presenter