A student group at Pittsburg State University has been awarded a national honor for a program designed to help students cope with the stresses of college life.
Gorillas In Your Midst, a student group dedicated to the health and wellness of PSU students, was awarded Outstanding Program for Mental Health Awareness for "Reduce Your Stress For More Success - Promoting Good Mental Health" at the BACCHUS Network General Assembly, held Nov. 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio.
The BACCHUS Network is a university and community-based organization focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Six hundred students from campuses across the United States come together each year at the BACCHUS General Assembly to share their ideas and experiences with one another.
J.T. Knoll, adviser for the group, said the objectives of the PSU program were to educate students, faculty, and area mental health professionals; to combat stigma and promote mental health awareness using a variety of activities related to emotional and behavioral issues; and to promote collaboration on and off campus.
The weeklong program featured the following:
The professional workshop was a collaboration between University Counseling and the Southeast Kansas Counseling Association. Student Health Services, Student Prevention & Wellness, the Student Activities Council, University Athletics, Admission and Enrollment Services, the Residence Hall Assembly, and the Southeast Kansas Humane Society provided further support.
For more information on the award, contact J.T. Knoll at (620) 235-4062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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