Pricey fellow Aggies,
I’ve had the privilege of serving as Pupil Physique President at Texas A&M College for nearly a 12 months now, and through that point I’ve found a lot about our unbelievable campus neighborhood and the way far the Aggie Spirit can attain.
I’ve additionally seen how just a bit assist can go a good distance towards easing somebody’s ache, which is my intention this week because the Pupil Authorities Affiliation and Aggies Serving to Aggies, together with Pupil Well being Providers, kick off Psychological Well being and Suicide Consciousness Week . We’ve got occasions starting right now and operating by way of Friday.
The extra I be taught concerning the psychological well being problems with our personal Aggies, the extra I need to assist each pupil really feel supported and cared for throughout their time at Texas A&M. As an example, check out a few of these details:
- 1 in 4 faculty college students in our nation know somebody who has died by suicide.
- In america, suicide is the No. 2 reason for demise amongst our age group.
- Greater than 75 p.c of all psychological well being situations start earlier than the age of 24.
This information comes from the Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness, which urges us all to acknowledge what a vital time that is to speak overtly about psychological well being.
Whether or not you might be going through tutorial stress, relationship points, melancholy and even homesickness, there’s assist. Please bookmark this website, which lists the various psychological well being sources on our campus.
The Texas A&M administration understands the significance of psychological well being as nicely. President Banks created a Psychological Well being Process Pressure and has invested within the app MySSP (My Pupil Help Program), which presents free skilled counseling. It has name, textual content and video chat options, and I like to recommend that each Aggie obtain this app for simply accessible help.
This week is a improbable alternative to verify in in your total wellness and be taught concerning the help that’s obtainable to you as a Texas A&M pupil. Many people train for the betterment of our bodily well being, and it’s simply as essential that we take time to enhance our psychological well being. Please take time this week to verify in on one another and put psychological well being first. To start out issues off for the week, be a part of me and the Yell Leaders for our kickoff occasion tonight from 4:30-6:30 pm in Rudder Plaza. We sit up for seeing you, and we’re excited to assist help you!
Thanks and Gig ’em!
Texas A&M College 2022-23