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"Mental Health Awareness" week on UA campus

Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 19:25:20-04
"Mental Health Awareness" week kicked off on the UA campus.
 
A group called UA Active Minds set-up 1,100 flags on the mall to represent the number of college students who commit suicide each year. 
 
"We want to open a dialogue where people can seek help and not feel afraid to be judged and they can be able to express themselves freely on the U of A campus," said Joshua Sanchez, President of UA Active Minds.
 
Sanchez says there have been recent cases of suicide on the U of A campus and that the school averages about four suicides each year.
 
Active Minds is a national nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.