Indiana State University prioritizes mental health education
When the new Student Government Association (SGA) administration was elected, the group quickly went to work. At the top of its list was spreading awareness of mental health resources on campus.
In collaboration with Public Safety and Parking Services, SGA is putting mental health resources on the back of all incoming freshman’s student ID cards. (For students who got their card after June 5.) Listed on the back of the cards are the phone numbers for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and the ISU Student Counseling Center.
These resources will be put on the cards on a rolling basis, so returning students will not get a new card with resources on it. SGA is currently trying to find a way for students that want a card with resources on the back to receive one in the fall.
The mental health initiative was also a platform task for SGA President Nick Bement and Vice President Chase Pondel.