Through February: WSU Libraries, Health and Wellness Services Display Explores Mental Health

WSU’s Victoria Braun, left, James Whitbread and Erin Hvizdak.

In the United States, 43.8 million adults experience mental illness each year, yet it remains a topic of secrecy and stigma for many, including on college campuses.

During February, WSU Libraries and Health and Wellness Services are sponsoring a display, “Minds Matter: Advocating for Mental Health,” in the Terrell Library atrium. It examines mental health, Mental Health First Aid training, suicide prevention and campus/local resources.

“All library employees working in public services see hundreds of students per day, whether by interacting with them at the reference or circulation desks or just passing them in the library,” said reference librarian Erin Hvizdak, the display’s co-curator. “I wanted to show our solidarity with other student support services on campus.”

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