Mental Health Awareness

HRC Event Spotlights Mental Health
Posted on 05/11/2021

Health Related Careers classes hosted a #StickItToStigma event on campus today in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The event helped raised awareness of mental health issues and raise funds for two local agencies that offer mental health support services.

Students created posters and displays on the Rossetti front lawn and inside the Courtyard and invited CTE classes to sign up for a time slot to walk through the stations. HRC students at each station answered questions and explained more about a specific mental health issues. Topics on display included substance abuse, eating disorders and mental illnesses.

The classes used the occasion to bring out Captain Nice, students dressed like superheroes who spread kindness, and the Compliment Box, where students and staff can leave nice notes for others.

They set up stations to sell bracelets, collect bottles and cans, and have a ball toss game, all of which would help raise money for Liberty Resources in Oneida and The House of the Good Shepherd in Utica.