According to Active Minds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Following National Suicide Prevention Week, Phi Mu Alpha is proud to announce that we will be partnering with EVERFI to offer our collegiate Brothers a chance to participate in a Mental Well-Being program for the second year in a row.
Mental Well-being for Students equips undergraduates with essential skills and information to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. The 45-minute online program helps students practice self-care strategies, recognize when they or their peers are in distress, and take action to find additional support.
EVERFI developed this program in partnership with The Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization that partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems.
Last year, 59% of the Brothers who participated in the Mental Well-Being program stated that they “would like to learn more about improving [their] mental health,” and 69% reported that they are “actively doing things to improve [their] mental health.”
It is clear to us from these responses and an increase in suicide among our collegiate Brothers that this Mental Well-Being program is needed and would be of great benefit to those who are struggling. The program covers the following topics: Well-Being, Self-Management, Recognizing Challenges and Seeking & Offering Help.
Collegiate Brothers can expect an email in the coming days inviting them to participate in the Mental Well-Being for Students program.
Brothers who complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the Mental Well-Being program will be entered into a drawing for one of three free registrations to the 57th National Convention, which is presently scheduled to take place from July 20-24, 2022, in St. Louis, Missouri.*
Remember, Brothers, you are NOT alone.
*The winners will be randomly selected on December 1, 2021. Brothers must be a collegiate member in good standing, have paid all National Per Capita Taxes & Fees, and enrolled during the 21-22 school year to be eligible to win. Registration is non-transferable. Registration is voided if the member is no longer in good standing by the time of the convention.
CPN Seal of Prevention
During the Annual Campus Prevention Network Summit, Phi Mu Alpha was recognized as one of only 25 Greek Letter organizations across the country to receive the 2021 CPN Official Seal of Prevention. The CPN Seal represents the highest standard for online prevention education and evaluates recipients with a rigorous set of criteria to ensure a measurable impact across critical areas such as sexual assault, alcohol and drug misuse, mental health, and diversity and inclusion.
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