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BRCC Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 10-16

BRCC Counseling & Disability Services will host Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 10-16, with a series of activities for the BRCC Community.
The week kicks off with a resource fair in the Magnolia Gallery on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. T-Shirts will be given away and refreshments will be served.
A depression and anxiety screening event called Feed ‘Em and Screen ‘Em will be held on Oct. 15 in the Bienvenue Student Center, Mid City, beginning at 11 a.m. Students who receive a screening will be given a pizza lunch.

Mental Health Awareness Week will close out on Oct. 16 with Mental Health Self Care Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 152, Bienvenue Student Center, Mid City. A moment of silence and ballon release will be held in honor of Tyrin Carter and Deshon Murphy, two BRCC students who were involved in a fatal automobile accident on Oct. 8. During the Letting Go Ceremony, students will get support from their peers, talk with the BRCC Counselors, and write a message of their choosing that will be attached to the balloons which will be released near the fountain after a moment of silence. See below for full Oct. 16 schedule. 

OCT. 16 SCHEDULE
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Yoga (students are encouraged to bring their own mats)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – ART THERAPY: Intuitive Markings. (Pre-Registration preferred via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-therapy-intuitive-markings-tickets-50652986446
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Letting Go Ceremony

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week at Baton Rouge Community College, contact Wendy Devall in the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at (225) 216-8643 or devallw@mybrcc.edu.

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