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Kamakashi Sharma — a senior neuroscience major and president of Pitt Active Minds, a peer-based mental health advocacy organization — said it’s more effective to host Mental Health Awareness Month in October.

‘You’re not left behind just because you’ve left campus’: Pitt still offering mental health resources during summer recess

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
While there are still events being planned for Pitt’s October celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, organized by Student Government in cooperation with more than 15 student organizations, Eva Steele, vice-chair of the Mental Health Student Coalition, said mental health resources are always available and awareness can be raised year round.
Rose Leonard submitted two pieces to the exhibit hoping to share her art and bring awareness to mental illness.

Art exhibit asks students to put ‘mind into matter’

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
“Putting Mind Into Matter: An Art Exhibit on Mental Health & Creativity” is a virtual art gallery showcasing pieces that represent and visualize mental health and mental illness.
Pitt and Student Government Board held the roundtable event “COVID-19, Intersectionality and Mental Health” on Tuesday.

‘A difficult time for us all’: Panel discusses mental health during COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice movement

By Alex Nieves, For The Pitt News October 9, 2020
Camille Interligi, lead clinician for multicultural outreach from the University Counseling Center, said at a Monday roundtable that the concept of mental health itself — especially in regards to mental illness — is a racist and patriarchal construct.
Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month officially started on Oct. 1.

Mental Health Awareness Month focuses on helping students through pandemic

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2020
Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month officially began on Oct. 1 and will last throughout the month of October. MHAM consists of various virtual events — such as open mic nights, webinars and art exhibits — that aim to raise awareness for mental health, change the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and remind students of resources around campus that can help them in their mental health journey.
“Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice and Experience in Pittsburgh” on Wednesday night was part of Pitt’s Hispanic Heritage Month.

Panel addresses mental health care in Pittsburgh’s Latinx community

By Paul Mlodgenski, For The Pitt News October 2, 2020
García Zubieta was one of the expert panelists at the “Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice, and Experience in Pittsburgh” held Wednesday night on Zoom.
Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

Frustrations mount as Pitt police delay meeting with SGB members again

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer September 30, 2020
In addition to the update about meeting with Pitt police, the board also swore in 17 new members to various committees and discussed plans for Civic Engagement Week and Mental Health Awareness month at its Tuesday night meeting.

VIDEO | Mental Health Vigil emphasizes reaching out for help

October 25, 2019

  This year's vigil, which closed out Mental Health Awareness Month, featured a set of speakers and performers of various positions within the University who added stories of their experiences...

Counseling Center Director Jay Darr speaks about mental health resources at Thursday evening’s Mental Health Vigil in the William Pitt Union.

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News October 25, 2019
There was only a small audience at Thursday's mental health issue, but Eric Macadangdang said it wasn't a large turnout that mattered.
SGB president Zechariah Brown speaks at Monday evening’s “Mental Health and Intersectionality: A Roundtable Discussion.”

Creating an intersectional conversation around mental health

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News October 15, 2019
In an effort to make the conversation around mental illness more inclusive, a group of about 20 met Monday night to discuss mental health and intersectionality.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities it is sponsoring this year and has deemed October Mental Health Awareness Month.

Art, therapy and “Why It Matters”: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 preview

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer October 2, 2019
To combat rising mental health issues, Pitt’s Student Government Board has expanded the number of activities that it's sponsoring this year for Mental Health Awareness Month.
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