By: Karley Wajda
U Bring Change 2 Mind, formerly known as Active Minds, is hosting their second annual Titans Talk event. This event will take place on April 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the Education and Arts Building auditorium, room 1011. Refreshments will be served.
Students and community members are encouraged to submit anonymous stories to be read by club members and volunteers in a “reader’s theater” style. Stories will be about mental health and peoples’ experiences on the topic, and they can be serious or lighthearted.
Anyone can submit a story, and those who submit are encouraged to make it to the event to hear other stories being read. Scan the attached QR code to access the submission form.
This event is in collaboration with the Honors program, and honors students may get credit for reading a story. Those interested in reading may contact Derrick Patty, Disability Support Services coordinator.
If you feel as if you want your story to be heard on a more personal level, the IU South Bend Student Counseling Center (SCC) is open, and free to all students.
The SCC wants students to know that it is okay to ask for help. They offer telehealth and in-person counseling, located in the Administration Building suite 175. These services are confidential and HIPAA compliant, and no one but the counseling center has access to these files. Students do not have to have insurance or a current mental health care provider in order to seek services at the SCC.
Getting signed up to meet with a counselor is simple. First, stop by the Student Counseling Center, during office hours or call the Student Counseling Center at 574-520-4125. Next, a counselor will call you, which may take up to 48 hours, to schedule your first meeting.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need immediate crisis intervention, please call 911 or Memorial Epworth Hospital at 574-647-8400.
For more information on the counseling center visit iusb.edu/students/student-support-services/counseling-center