TAMUT spreads awareness about suicide prevention with glow party

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Texas A&M University-Texarkana is spreading awareness about mental health issues and suicide prevention by holding a glow party.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Eagle Hall of the University Center on the TAMUT campus on 7101 University Ave.
 
The theme of this year’s glow party is “Celebrate Life!”
 
A&M-Texarkana alumni/writers Cassidy Ford, whose work is featured in the book “Project Semicolon,” and Marina Garza, whose work is featured on the mental health website “The Mighty,” will speak at the event.
 
Hosts will include A&M-Texarkana Counseling Services and members of student organization Spectrum.
 
Briana Taylor is with with the A&M-Texarkana Counseling Services office.  Taylor said, “We know that stigma prevents many people from reaching out for help. We want to let our students know that there is no shame in asking for help and that we all struggle at some point in our lives.”

Taylor added, “You don’t have to have a diagnosable mental health disorder to see a counselor. We can teach people a wide range of skills to help manage stress, increase interpersonal effectiveness, learn healthy boundaries, and encourage personal growth.”
 
Music, food and door prizes will be available at the event. The public is welcome.

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