'I Will Listen' - an Effort to Promote Mental Health in the University Community - Starts Oct. 2
September 29, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
#IWillListen, a.mental health awareness campaign that will take place at the University of Baltimore beginning Monday, Oct. 2, is designed to get people talking—and listening—about the importance of mental health in the lives of students, faculty and staff. The UB Counseling Center, with support from valued campus partners, has joined with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to start the #IWillListen campaign at UB.
The objectives of this mental health awareness event are to:
- encourage the University community to talk about the role of mental health;
- highlight the important role that mental health plays in the safety of the campus community;
- reduce the stigma associated with talking about mental health concerns and seeking help;
- increase awareness that listening is a powerful way to show friends, family members and others that they are cared for and supported;
- urge members of the UB community to sign the "I Will Listen Pledge" and post a selfie with the pledge to their personal and UB social media sites. Our social media identifier is:#UBaltListens.
The campaign will run from Monday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 5. More details about the week's activities are available here.
Learn more about the UB Counseling Center.