Stark County Collegiate Fair
To help young people all across Stark County combat the challenges facing society these days, C&A sponsoring the second annual Collegiate Fair to promote Self Care and Positive Mental Health at colleges and universities across Stark County over the next few weeks.
The goal is to bring increased awareness regarding mental health practices to college students and to help them combat the anxiety and depression they may be feeling.
The Coleman Crisis Center will work to provide in-person and virtual presentations at the partnering schools on their services for students who are struggling emotionally who may be considering harming themselves.
Amy Starkey from Yoga-2-Go a certified mindfulness instructor has as also provided C&A with educational mindfulness exercise videos to share with the students.
C&A’s Stark County Youth Led Prevention team will also be providing handouts on living a substance free lifestyle.
StarkMHAR is a sponsor for this year's event and provided collateral for the self-care kits that willl be handed out to students.
Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health provided a grant for funding events at each campus.
Partnering schools for this important effort include Kent State Stark, Malone University, the University of Mount Union, Walsh University and Stark State College.
Each participating school will be hosting C&A for three hours on a different day throughout October and November to bring mindfulness back to the campus.
The University of Mount Union has offered their radio station WRMU as a way to reach UMU students with mental health messaging through public service announcements (PSA). These PSA’s will be available for other partner schools to share on their social media channels.
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