Mental Health Pilot Program

By College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy Giving Day for Mental Health First Aid
  • 131 Backers

    Goal: 125

  • $13,400

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2020 has been a challenging year. We are in the midst of a pandemic, students are returning to campus, pharmacists are deemed essential and working on the frontlines, and many of us have children that are attending school virtually. Mental health is becoming even more prevalent in our society. Just consider a few of these statistics…

  • In Georgia, over 3 million individuals live with mental illness
  • Yet, Georgia ranks 47 out of 50 states for access to mental health care resources and insurance.
  • An individual with serious mental illness has a 1 in 5 chance of ending up in prison, instead of hospital.
  • In fact, Georgia currently only has 7% of beds necessary to meet the needs of individuals with serious mental illness.
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for ages 15-34

These numbers were before COVID-19 entered our lives. Supporting the emotional well-being of others during this challenging time is important. Serving on the frontlines, pharmacists can make a critical difference to the well-being of patients through how they interact and communicate during the ongoing COVID-19 response.

The objective of this year’s Giving Day is to support mental health awareness and to offer further resources to students, faculty, and staff at the College of Pharmacy. Our goal is to raise $18,000, which will fund 600 individuals to complete the Mental Health First Aid Training. This funding would also support further initiatives in the college, including – anxiety/stress management closed group sessions; grief and bereavement sessions; individual stress/anxiety meetings; and Mindfulness Monday’s meditation sessions.

For $30 you can fund an individual completing the training. For $900 you can fund an entire cohort of 30 participants.

Why is mental health awareness important on a university campus? Consider these statistics from a recent study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness…

  • 27% of students surveyed were diagnosed with depression.
  • 24% were diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • 57% of those surveyed did NOT access mental health services at their school.
  • One of the primary reasons they did not seek services was a fear of being stigmatized.

It could be argued that at no other time, in recent history, has mental health become more prevalent in our society. All of the above statistics show that. Whether you are a student, pharmacist, healthcare professional, or a combat veteran, the risks involved with mental illness are becoming more serious. Furthermore, with the current burden of care on the US healthcare system, we have seen a rise in burnout and suicide among healthcare workers that has further exacerbated the current landscape of care surrounding mental health.

Help us raise awareness and make a difference today!

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Lee Snelling | snelling@uga.edu | 706-542-1978

  1. Linda Logan
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  2. Justin Petway
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