Alive! Mental Health Fair
Date: September 22, 2011
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 5:30pm
Keynote Presentation: Reese Butler on QPR, graffiti art therapy, and Post Secret sharing
- QPR suicide prevention training
- Documentaries entitled Reason to Live and
- Representatives of many community agencies assisting local
citizens with healthier mental status and with suicide prevention. (Details are shown on the attached flyer.)
Alive! Mental Health Fair travels the
country and was developed by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC). KBHC
launched the National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE. KBHC’s founder
Reese Butler, has partnered with Post Secret to create an interesting and
educational program aimed at college students to help them learn about mental
health and suicide prevention.
- According to the
American College Health Association (ACHA) the suicide rate among young adults,
ages 15-24, has tripled since the 1950s and suicide is currently the second
most common cause of death among college students.
the survey, ‘The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010,’ involving more
than 200,000 incoming full-time students at four-year colleges, the percentage
of students rating themselves as “below average” in emotional health rose.
Meanwhile, the percentage of students who said their emotional health was above
average fell to 52 percent. It was 64 percent in 1985.” New York
is one of the events being held during Healthy Living Week, September 19-23,
2011. Healthy Living Week is a team effort of Recreational Sports, Campus
Activities, and Health Services.
For more information on the Alive! Mental Health Fair,
contact Kari Reyburn, Coordinator of Campus Activities & Orientation, firstname.lastname@example.org,