Campus Living Villages supports Mental Illness Awareness Tour

June 13, 2016
United States

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Global student accommodation specialist, Campus Living Villages (CLV) is aiming to end the stigma and raise awareness around mental illness as part of its corporate social responsibility program.

Three CLV student employees from Illini Tower Student Village at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have organized the Mental Illness Awareness Tour 2016, a cross country road trip with the purpose of raising awareness to end the stigma of mental illness.  These three young men will be traveling across 48 states giving presentations about their personal experiences with mental illness, welcoming others to share their stories and educating on the resources available.

CLV is a proud supporter of the Mental Illness Awareness Tour and has established a goal to raise at least $15,000 to support this effort. If you would like more information on how you can support the 2016 Mental Illness Awareness Tour, please click here or contact Rhett Burden.

 

“As a former Dean of Students, I have first-hand experience serving young people whose lives are impacted by mental illness, either from having a condition themselves, or having a relationship with someone who is afflicted,” explained Liz Donnelly, Assistant Vice President of Operations at CLV. “The most powerful change agent against the stigma we have around mental illness is knowledge and awareness. CLV is proud to be supporting this cause and will be unveiling several more initiatives around mental health and mental illness awareness over the next 12 months.”

Research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on college campuses shows that:

  • One in four students have a diagnosable illness
  • 40% do not seek help
  • 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
  • 50% have been so anxious they struggled in school

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