Club Connect: Meet the... Mental Health Advocacy Club
Galloway, N.J. – In the vast landscape of college life, mental health often takes a backseat. Holly Morrell, a sophomore, recognized this gap and took the initiative to bridge it by establishing the Mental Health Advocacy Club.
One notable event on the horizon is a wellness workshop featuring Cait Massone, the club's off-campus advisor. Massone, a neurologist and mental health advocate, is publishing a book detailing her personal journey with mental health struggles.
The workshop promises a blend of informative talks, engaging games, snacks and an opportunity to connect with a professional in the field.
Details are forthcoming and will be available on their OspreyHub and Instagram.
According to Morrell, the club's objective is for open-minded members to join who are looking to meet new people and make friends. The goal is to make this club as open as possible to anyone who would like to come in and talk to peers who are experiencing the same college struggles.
“We do not require speaking about one's mental health unless comfortable.” says Morell, “The goal is to make the club a safe environment where students can know they are not alone, even if they do not want to speak about it.”
To ensure widespread participation, Morell plans to post polls on GroupMe, allowing members to choose meeting times that suit their schedules. Meetings promise an open and enjoyable atmosphere featuring music, movies, games, study sessions and wellness workshops.
As a new club, the Mental Health Advocacy Club is gearing up for a promising semester ahead, filled with activities aimed at promoting mental health awareness and support.
There are over 200 ways for students at Stockton University to get involved – explore the clubs and organizations on campus by checking out the twice-a-year Get Involved Fair or through OspreyHub.
– Story and photo by Lizzie Nealis