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We Are Here For You Day, sponsored by the Counseling Center, is back for the fall semester.

The counseling center will be handing out non-perishable food and hygiene items on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center Plaza.

The goal of this is to assure students that there are resources available to them, said Nikki Barr, the University’s mental health specialist.

“It’s a way for students to see we really are here for them,” Barr said. “We want them to know that they don’t have to suffer silently, that there is help available to them.”

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She encourages students to stop by not only to get these items but also to be informed of the resources available on campus for students when it comes to their mental health.

“College can be such a difficult time, and it’s so important to understand the resources you have available, so you can be successful while also making great memories,” Barr said. “It’s okay to not be okay, but we want them to know we are there to help them get to feeling their best again.”

This is the fifth year for this event.

“Students really enjoy this event, and not only that[.] We always have a good number of students who didn’t know about our services get the chance to learn about them,” Barr said. “We want to end the stigma on mental health as well as let students know that help is available for them.”

Students can stop by the Memorial Student Center Plaza and pick up their non-perishable food items and learn about the mental health resources available to them.

Supplies are limited, so it’s important to get there at a decent time to ensure you get your items.

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