September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Lucy White, assistant director for education and suicide prevention, has been busy coordinating programming geared toward mental health and suicide awareness, along with educating people about resources, professionals and different organizations that can help them if there’s a mental health emergency.
UTC is hosting a UT systemwide training to promote a greater understanding of recovery issues and reduce the stigma associated with help-seeking.
Cassandra Riddle has been an international opera singer, a rock climber, a teacher and a gym owner. She also knows about recovery firsthand from alcohol misuse.
The Mocs Recovery Program is a supportive environment of like-minded individuals who wish to maintain a sense of wellbeing while at UTC.
“One of our goals for the Counseling Center has been to increase the number of outreach presentations to marginalized communities,” Keilan Rickard, director of the UTC Counseling Center said.
UTC Counseling Center is championing counseling and mental health awareness for the month of April. Center representatives will be in the University Center lobby on Wednesday, April 25, with complimentary massages, refreshments and information on how to improve emotional, psychological and social well-being at the end of the semester.