Last night Rowan Hillel held our second annual Mental Health night. Several speakers from the Rowan University Counselling Center and Jewish Children and Family Services discussed resources available to students to assist with issues of Mental Health. A speaker from Beautiful Minds, a student Mental Health advocacy club, talked about their organization and events being held on campus to help end the stigma of mental illness, a cause shared by all of us at Rowan Hillel.
The featured speakers of the evening were Hillel President Ally Wasdick and Vice President Izzy Wellman who both talked about their struggles with mental illness.
“Having an event centered around mental health is necessary because mental illnesses affect so many people, including myself. I know first hand how difficult it can be to ask for help or know where to get help, so we at Rowan University Hillel made sure to provide a safe space to engage in a dialogue about mental health as well as access to mental health resources. From our second annual Mental Health Awarenss Night, I hope that students remember three important things: You are not alone. You are strong. And you are worth everything.” – Ally Wasdick, Hillel President