C-SC launching Green Bandana Project to help students with mental health, suicide prevention


CANTON, Mo. — The Office of Counseling Wellness at Culver-Stockton College, together with the psychology department, will launch the Green Bandana Project at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 in Meaders Lounge. 

The event will help educate students about the nationwide mental health awareness and suicide prevention movement. Culver-Stockton students can become advocates and leaders for their peers on campus. Students will learn about campus wellness by understanding mental health resources and discussing this topic with their peers.

C-SC President Douglas B. Palmer said the Green Bandana Project is a response to a national mental health crisis.

“We established a mental health task force to better serve our students as they navigate through this challenging season of life,” Palmer said. “We want our students to be successful beyond the classroom, and therefore we are providing them with tools needed to be mentally well.”

He stated the task force, composed of faculty, staff, and students, found the Green Bandana Project through social media campaigns on other college campuses. 

During the launch, students will learn more about becoming members of the project. Members of the project are identified by a lime-green bandana on their backpack, which signifies they are in possession of local resources for mental health. Members pledge to reject stigmas associated with mental health and support the mental health of people in their lives. 

This event is facilitated in cooperation with the college’s counseling and wellness services under the direction of Jill Miller. For questions regarding this event, contact Miller at 573-288-6000, ext. 6720

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