On Thursday night, Rethink: Psychiatric Illness hosted a short lecture series to discuss the role everyone has in the mental well-being of their own communities.
This lecture series is the second event of the Emotional WELLness Campaign, a month-long campaign hosted by Rethink to promote the Campaign to Change Direction and its Five Signs of Emotional Suffering platform.
Sloan Taylor, a campaign representative of the WELLness campaign, said they want to change the culture surrounding mental health on campus by addressing mental health in the communities around us.
“Our goal is to find the common language for mental health,” Taylor said. “We are trying to emphasize that mental health is important to everyone. It’s just as important as physical health.”
Carter Chambliss, another campaign representative, said mental health problems are something that every individual will face.