USG debriefs after Mental Health Week
The USG discussed the success of the recent Mental Health Week at its meeting Sunday night.
According to U-Councilor Farrah Bui ’14, the USG mental health-themed movie, “Silver Linings Playbook,” sold out all 200 tickets every night that week, while the fitness events were completely booked and each of the six residential colleges hosted healthy food study breaks that advertised the events of the week with handouts. Four of the colleges — Butler, Forbes, Mathey and Wilson — also hosted lunch discussions regarding topics related to mental health.
Likewise, University Health Services screened the mood of 104 students, the highest number that ever participated in this type of event. Counseling and Psychological Services also had 12 referrals during the week.
The Mental Health Week website had over 4,000 visits and the USG YouTube video had over 1,000 views during the course of the week, according to the USG’s agenda.
Bui said they are still in the planning stages for future mental health awareness events, but she noted that students said in a recent survey that they would like to see more mental health-related events during the year other than during Mental Health Week.
The USG also reviewed its budget from the last month during its meeting. According to the budget, the USG has spent $11,337.24 from its general budget, $16,764.93 for social events, $8,794.20 for Projects Board funding and $2,765.03 for USG office expenses.
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