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Muskingum Hosts Mental Health Fair
Students at the Mental Health Fair

Muskingum University’s Counseling Services Department partnered with IMALIVE to host a Mental Health Fair on the campus Quad on April 15.

The event was designed as a fun and educational way to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

More than 200 students attended, participating in four different interactive stations:

  • Brain Games – matching mental health diagnoses names with their criteria
  • Share A Secret – an opportunity to post on the anonymous secret wall
  • Fact or Fiction – a true/false game about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Graffiti Art – Muskie logo graffiti art with encouraging and positive statements

Muskie Graffiti Art

Those who completed all four stations were entered into a prize raffle.

Counseling Services had a giveaway table and were available for students who wished to make connections. Students also completed an anonymous survey with questions such as how they cope with stress, which mental health programming topics they would like to see offered, and how they would reach out for help if they or a friend were having thoughts of suicide.

Students at the Mental Health Fair

Director of Counseling Services Leah Shirer commented that “All week I had students and faculty approach me about how much they enjoyed the Fair! It  was a great opportunity to learn about mental health conditions, symptoms to look for, and the resources available at the University.”

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