Student org reckons with mental health concerns

The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s a time for students, community members, mental health advocates and organizations to come together to promote suicide prevention awareness.

Student organizations are making a push to promote mental wellness on Auburn’s campus. TJ Annerino,  senior in political science and government, is co-president of Auburn’s chapter of Active Minds. Active Minds is a student-led organization committed to destigmatizing mental illness on college campuses.

For Annerino, growing up in the South meant that “mental health just wasn’t something that was talked about in school or elsewhere.”

However, when she got to Auburn and became involved with Active Minds, she was glad to discover, “other people were feeling anxious, other people were feeling overwhelmed, and I wasn’t alone.” […]



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