Join the Capilano University Blues men's and women's volleyball teams as they take the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday, February 1 during our Make Some Noise for Mental Health awareness night.
The mission of the campaign is to implement a nation-wide mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. The awareness campaign is intended to encourage conversation and open-mindedness and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area.
The event comes two days after Bell Let's Talk Day, which Capilano University participated in as part of on-going efforts to spread the word and help end the stigma associated with mental illness. CapU was one of 205 schools across Canada that invited students to be part of the world’s biggest mental health conversation while learning more about resources available to them on campus. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 75% of first-time mental health diagnoses occur between the ages of 16 and 25, and 50% of students use campus mental health services with 10% being seen in urgen or crisis situations.
CapU Blues student-athletes participated in the event by signing the Bell Let's Talk banner as a pledge to continue the conversation surrounding mental health, and by going around campus with an Instagram cutout and posting the picture to social media – for which Bell donated 5¢ to mental health initiatives.
Photos from the event are below, and can also be viewed on the CapU Flickr account.