Stomp Out Stigma Week: starting conversation on mental health

Jade Gay

Stomp Out Stigma (SOS) Week, an event held by Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) dedicated to decreasing stigma toward mental illness on campus, will be held at the Russell Union Monday through Thursday

“The purpose of this event is to talk openly and freely about mental health,” Kay Turner, CRI administrative assistant, said.

The event began Monday at the Rotunda, where students could meet an on-campus counselor.

Tuesday will start off with “Fresh Check Day” at the Russell Union. This program is part of the Jordan Porco Foundation, a suicide prevention organization for high school and college students. Later at 7 p.m. at the RAC Seminar Room, students can attend the Foam Roller Clinic.

Wednesday’s activities will start off with at 10 a.m. with “Sleep Fair,” which teaches students effective ways to get a good night’s rest. At the same time, “Worry Free Wednesday” at the Russell Union will help students learn to cope with stress.

Wednesday will end with the “Cracked Not Broken” event by guest speaker Kevin Hines in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.

Thursday will conclude SOS week with Bouldering Night Out at the RAC Climbing Wall at 7 p.m.