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CCC observes Mental Health Awareness Week
CLARKSDALE – The “Maroon and White” went green for two days last week in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week.

CCC observes Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Shalom Wallace

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Tue Oct 13, 2015

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Pictured, sitting, from left, are Region I Mental Health's Diane Redmon, adult therapist; Jacqueline Jones, adult therapist; Ruthie Jones, psycho social rehabilitation assistant; and (back) CCC Coordinator of Counseling Services Renee' Sanford.

CLARKSDALE – The “Maroon and White” went green for two days last week in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week.

With millions of Americans living with mental health conditions, Mental Health Awareness Week is set aside annually to raise awareness about mental illness, fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.

Organized by Renee Sanford, coordinator of counseling services within the Division of Enrollment and Student Services, the events included informational booths and as well as a Mental Health Awareness Day where student, faculty and staff were asked to show support by wearing green.

Wednesday, two informational booths from CCC’s Counseling Services Center and the Region I Mental Health, were made available to students, faculty and staff in the Zee A. Barron Student Union.

According to Sanford, the booths had a big turnout with 228 Tigers stopping by.

Thursday, Sanford and her team visited students in their classroom to continue spreading the word about mental health awareness.

“We had an amazing turnout,” said Sanford. “The students were excited to take pictures wearing their green and receive important information about mental health.”

Sanford added that she was happy to see so many students interested in learning about mental health as well as the support she received from faculty and staff to make the event a success.

For questions or more information, contact Sanford at (662) 621-4858 or rsanford@coahomacc.edu.

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