By: Mabel Myers
The IU South Bend chapter of Active Minds will host Titans Talk, a mental health awareness event, on April 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the Grill. Like “The Vagina Monologues,” Titans Talk is a reader’s theater event at which club members and volunteers will read stories anonymously submitted by IU South Bend community members. Active Minds is collaborating with multiple clubs on campus, including the Black Student Union, the Latino Student Union, the Queer Straight Alliance, Alpha Sigma Tau and many more for this event.
Students, staff and faculty are welcome to submit anonymous stories about their mental health journey.
“Titans Talk is unique in that it allows people’s stories to be heard in a way that allows students to not only better articulate themselves, but to also remain anonymous. That’s what makes this event so special,” said Nicole Haas, Active Minds president.
Stories can be submitted at https://forms.gle/FjHPC85A2nvw8Gyy8. Stories submitted may be shared at the event; keep this in mind when writing, and only submit what you would be comfortable having others hear. Additionally, everyone should avoid using others’ real names or obvious identifying factors.
Stories need to be submitted by April 15. More information can be found on fliers posted around campus, which also have a QR code to access the submission form.