Yesterday, a first-year student allegedly attempted to take her own life by jumping off one of the parking garages (see story in this morning’s New Britain Herald)
There is already a Facebook group (“don’t give up, Cherolle Brown”). I also noticed that there is a support group sponsored by NAMI-CT for students with diagnosed mental disorders. Perhaps it’s also time to do some broader awareness and start a chapter of Active Minds?
At any rate, I plan to speak about my experience as a former client of the Institute of Living (my bipolar friend jokingly refers to it as “the substitute for living”) Professional’s Program in the hopes that it will do some good!
Speaking of IOL — I like it that they are sponsoring a BrainDance competition for high school students to reduce stigma, but their Myths, Minds, and Medicine exhibit is overly simplistic. The library also is not very helpful in answering reference questions.