Mental health event seeks to reach everyone

Big lie posterTVCC’s Associated Student Government is committed to removing the stigma around mental health issues. On Oct. 18, the ASG is hosting an exciting mental health pop-up exhibit titled “What’s your big lie?” On Monday, Oct. 15, the ASG will publicize a phone number anyone can anonymously text and to share their fears, struggles, and hopes. Texts are gathered by The Shift Collab and then they will be displayed in Barber Hall Bistro from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The goal is to normalize students’ struggles, help them see that they aren't alone, and to reach those students who wouldn't normally seek counselling or support.

In April, the ASG team was awarded a student grant from The Oregon Community Foundation’s “Community 101” program through Four Rivers Community School. TVCC students decided they would apply the funds towards an event that would encourage students to open up about mental health and help eliminate the stigma that is often associated with it —
“What’s your big lie?” does exactly that.

Everyone is invited to stop by Barber Hall Bistro throughout the day and take a look.

Please also remind students that TVCC offers free counseling. For more information about this event, email Yami Gonzalez or check out the The Shift Collab's website here.