Mental Health Winners Named

Friday, February 17, 2012

Prevent@UWG has named the winners of its first Mental Health Hero Challenge. The challenge was designed to promote awareness of mental health issues and resources on the University of West Georgia campus.

In all, 30 UWG student organizations participated in the challenge. The organizations accumulated points based on their participation in events and activities, including Suicide Prevention Week, Furry Friends for Finals, and awareness training for their members.

The winners in Category 1 (Organizations with less than 20 members) are:

  • 1st Place: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ($300)
  • 2nd Place: Gamma Sigma Sigma ($200)
  • 3rd Place: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ($100)                                               

The winners in Category 2 (Organizations with more than 20 members) are:

  • 1st Place: Women of Diversity ($300)
  • 2nd Place: Alpha Kappa Psi ($200)
  • 3rd Place: Phi Sigma Pi ($100)

Funding was provided through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It was administered by the Counseling and Career Development Center and the Department of Collaborative Support and Intervention.

For more information on Prevent@UWG go to http://www.westga.edu/prevent/index.php.

For more information on the Mental Health Hero Challenge go to http://www.westga.edu/prevent/index_18421.php.