R U GOOD?

Citywide Suicide-Prevention & Anti-Depression Seminar
WHEN: TODAY, March 30, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: The ASU Hardy Student Center Ballroom
The “R U GOOD?” program is dedicated to remind people to constantly ask their family and friends in a meaningful way
“R U Good?” so they may help ascertain the state of their mental health and attempt to assist them in combating suicide and depression.
 
An “R U GOOD?” event will be held TODAY at Alabama State University and it is a citywide event, which is sponsored by the University Counseling Center (UCC) to help promote a meaningful and healthy conversation among adults about depression, suicide and mental health.
 
Thursday’s event will include a panel discussion, on-site resources and important information, which will help people fight the darkness and become well again.
The event is free and open to the public and it will be held at ASU’s Hardy Student Center Ballroom, from 11 a.m. 1 p.m., said Chris Johns, director of the UCC at ASU.
 
“Its purpose is to share with those who attend some very important tips and advice that will help them fight suicidal thoughts and depression; as well as allow them to understand how and where to ask for help,” Johns said.
 
Thursday’s event offers a new perspective, in that it also specifically addresses the needs and concerns of African-Americans with fine attention being given to students, faculty, and staff in four-year schools. ASU’s Counseling Center professionals will also address some of the various stereotypes that people of color have about mental illness and suicide.
“We want people to understand that a depressive emotion is never really permanent. At TODAY’s event, we will share with those who attend some simple-steps that will enable them to combat the darkness, and by so doing, allow the light and its happiness to return to their lives,” Johns added.
Contact for the event is Chris Johns, director of ASU’s UCC, who may be reached at 334-229-4894 or cjohns@alasu.edu.
 
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104
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