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A Mental Health Awareness Month poster in the William Pitt Union.

‘Vulnerability is a strength’: Panelists discuss the importance of conversations about mental health

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer 12:18 am
Pitt’s Resident Student Association sponsored a town hall Wednesday titled “The Strength of a Story: A Conversation of Mental Health and Advocacy.” The event’s three speakers explored the importance of self-care and advocacy in mental health conversations.
The Black Action Society and the National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsored a joint roundtable last Wednesday titled “Activism Burnout,” in an ongoing series of Mental Health Awareness month conversations and workshops.

‘We do not have the space to stop our protesting’: Students discuss mental health, activism burnout among the Black community

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer 12:05 am
Pitt’s Black Action Society co-sponsored an event titled “Activism Burnout” last Wednesday with the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Buttons at Student Government Board’s meeting last week in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Student organizations plan Mental Health Awareness Month

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer 12:03 am
The month of October is filled with events organized by student organizations in order to raise awareness and to start the conversation on mental health
Dr. Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center, spoke at a Student Government Board town hall on Tuesday evening for Mental Health Awareness Month.

SGB holds mental health town hall with Panzella, Darr

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
Student Government Board hosted Dean of Students Carla Panzella and Dr. Jay Darr, director of the University Counseling Center, for a Q&A town hall on Tuesday night for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Student Government Board at its weekly meeting in Nordy’s Place.

SGB kicks off Mental Health Awareness Month, hosts Hillman Library visitor

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 6, 2021
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Pitt’s Student Government Board discussed Mental Health Awareness Month, the upcoming commemoration of the Tree of Life massacre and student bank accounts, among other topics.
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.
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