Depression, mental illness, thoughts of suicide, and self-harm are real demons confronting members of the UP community and those they love and live with. The Garaventa Center has partnered with ASUP to begin to dilute the stigma of talking about them. They will offer a panel presentation and facilitate discussion on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall. All campus community members are invited.
Paul Myers, Norah Martin, Rev. John Donato, CSC, Kristina Houck, and students Erin Kirkelie and Mariah Wildgen will identify warning signs, how to tap into pastoral and health resources, and the importance of seeing mental healch in the context of the University’s shared Holy Cross mission.
Ash Wednesday was chosen deliberately for this event, as it marks the beginning of Lent, a time to enter into solidarity with those who suffer, even if their burdens are not apparent to untrained eyes. Refreshments will be provided.
For more details, contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at email@example.com.