SRU Good News for Oct. 21, 2009
New SRU Active Minds chapter in technology spotlight
Active Minds at Slippery Rock University, a new student organization on campus has been recognized as the 224th chapter of Active Minds, a nationally recognized, student run organization dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and reducing stigma associated with mental illness on college campuses.
The SRU chapter is being highlighted today on the ActiveMinds.org homepage, the Active Minds Facebook page, and through its Twitter account.
The goal of Active Minds is to educate students about mental illness and expose students to individuals living with mental health challenges in an effort to reduce stigma, said Melissa Nard, adviser and an assistant professor in SRU's Counseling Center.
Club officers are Carol Anne Barsody, a junior marketing major from Youngsville, president; Whitney Wideman, a junior psychology major from West Sunbury, vice president; Joie' James, a freshman undeclared major from Clarion, secretary; and Sami Hayduk, a sophomore elementary education/special education major from Kane.
Active Minds chapters achieve this goal by planning campus-friendly events and act as a liaison between students, faculty, administration and the mental health community.
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