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K-State Today

September 12, 2022

Mental health is a top priority at Kansas State University

Submitted by Shawn Funk

President Linton

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-being conducted events last week to raise awareness on campus and reduce the stigma on mental health.

Sam Eaton spoke on Sept. 6 about his decision to chase a life that is fully and recklessly alive. Green shirts were distributed at Bosco Student Plaza in Manhattan on Sept. 6-7 and at the College Center at K-State Salina on Sept. 8 for the campuswide green out on Sept. 9. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty and staff signed a banner indicating their support of mental health.

A video featuring First Lady Sally Linton was shared at the K-State football game on Sept. 10. Her message highlighted the importance of mental health to Kansas State University and the ways that the university is striving to reduce the stigma around mental health and well-being. It also highlighted the Bandana Project and the newly launched My SSP app that is now available for all K-State students.

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