On February 8, 2023, Siena Heights University (SHU) is set to host a Mental Health Fair at the University Center. The event is scheduled for 11a.m. – 1p.m., and 5p.m. – 7p.m. Various offices on campus have come together to help sponsor this event, including Student Engagement, the Counseling Center, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Vice President of Student Affairs.
The Mental Health Fair, organized by the company ALIVE! has a series of events and activities planned for attendees. Each event and activity be stationed at a table, and other tables will be occupied by local Lenawee County resources. These include:
- Alive! Table Graffiti Art
- Alive! Share a Secret
- Alive! Brain Station
- Alive! Fact or Fiction
- Raffle/Prizes Table
- Lenawee Community Mental Health
- Family Medical Center
- Catholic Charities
- McCullough, Vargas, and Associates
- SHU Counseling Center
- HillTop Counseling
- Catering and Water Table
- Art Therapy
Additionally, a therapy dog will be present at the time of the event.
Alive! Mental Health Fair was developed by the Founders of 1-800-SUICIDE, the nation’s first suicide prevention network, and IMALIVE.org, the world’s first virtual crisis center. Since 2010, Alive! Team has been to over 200 campuses across North America. The on-site counselors and campus activity coordinators are amazed at how this event, like no other before, raises awareness, trains the students to recognize warning signs, and helps start the conversation about mental illness and suicide prevention with the students.
Siena Heights University is excited about the opportunity to educate our students and community about mental health.