Week-Long Mental Health Awareness Campaign Enters Fourth Year At Niagara College

News from Niagara College

Posted October 3rd, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC), in partnership with the College Student Alliance (CSA),  is proud to bring the Yellow Umbrella Project (YUP) back to the halls of Niagara College.

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Now in its fourth consecutive year, the YUP campaign will continue to bring attention to mental health in post-secondary institutions across Ontario. Niagara College and the NCSAC have been at the forefront of institutions to embrace the campaign.

“Every summer, our Board of Directors gets together for a weekend retreat before the school year begins to identify priorities for the upcoming school year. This year, mental health awareness and advocacy on campus was unanimously favoured by our board,” said NCSAC president AliceMary Nakiwala. “We couldn’t be happier to continue building an open, transformative dialogue about mental health at Niagara College.”

The Yellow Umbrella Project will take place from Monday, October 3 until Friday, October 7 at all Niagara College campuses.

For more information on YUP, including a full schedule of events and resources, please visit ncsac.ca/YellowUmbrellaProject

(A Footnote from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – I have been struck by how many stories, media releases and segments broadcast on radio and television I have seen recently on what appear to be disturbing numbers of young people, many of them college and university students, struggling with high levels of stress and/or other mental disorders.

What is going on here? Obviously something is going wrong for many younger people in today’s world.)

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