Brock students share experiences about mental illness on March 20

Posted on March 18th, 2017

Mental health is important for so many reasons. There are various national campaigns that focus on raising awareness about mental health and recognizing those with mental illnesses, such as Bell Let’s Talk Day, because most people will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lifetime.

This year, the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre and Active Minds have partnered to host a mental health awareness event — Be Well: BU – Mental Health Night —which will be happening on March 20 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Pond Inlet.

“The purpose of the event is to open up the conversation about mental health among students and the community, as well as give people the opportunity to reach out to and learn about available mental health resources,” said Michelle Balge, President of Active Minds. “This event was previously called ‘Speak Out Night’ and it has actually been running for years at Brock, but this year we have completely revamped it to make this a more engaging experience [for the Brock community].”

According to Balge, the night will begin with four student speakers sharing their personal experiences regarding mental health and illness, two of which will be Active Minds members Meghan Kidnie and Kate McDonald.

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