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Pinwheels spin tale of hope, advocacy


This pinwheel outside Madigan Library is one of many placed by student-athletes to spark a necessary conversation.
This pinwheel outside Madigan Library is one of many placed by student-athletes to spark a necessary conversation.
Informative publications, available through a Bush Campus Center display, call attention to college resources.
Informative publications, available through a Bush Campus Center display, call attention to college resources.

Penn College Wildcats, along with other student-athletes throughout the North Eastern Athletic Conference, helped promote Thursday’s World Mental Health Day by destigmatizing issues surrounding personal well-being and calling attention to suicide prevention and other support resources. Student Athlete Advisory Committee members throughout the conference placed green pinwheels at their respective colleges, and – with the help of an information table facilitated by Community Peer Educators – engaged their classmates to create greater awareness.

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Jeanne Kerschner,

Thank you for your support of Mental Health Awareness.

Ed Thompson,

1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, open 24/7, has someone who can help you when you feel like nothing is right in your life. Be kind to everyone; you just don’t know what that other person is going through. Peace, please.

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