Letter to the Editor

By Andrew J. Lipsky

Assistant Director of the Counseling Center

I am writing to correct the information reported by the Gatepost in the Sept. 23rd issue in regard to sponsorship of the Health Day events.

The FSU Suicide Prevention Task Force would like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s “How The Health R U?” health day and fair.  The goal of the event was to ensure that FSU students are aware of the array of offices, people and student groups on and off campus designed to provide support, encourage connectedness and a sense of belonging, and decrease isolation.  To this end, many offices and student clubs participated and sponsored the event  including:

Aspiring Health Professionals, Athletic Department, Center for Inclusive Excellence, Counseling Center, Dining Services, Food Science Club, Framingham State Meditation Group, Health Center, Live Safe, Marketing Club, #powerofpositivity, Pride Alliance, Residence Life, SEALS, SGA, SHAPE, Student Leaders of Inclusion and Diversity, Task Force for Supporting Students with Food and Housing Needs and University Police, as well as off campus resources including Voices Against Violence and RIA House.

Thank you to all of the offices and clubs who infused the event with their creativity, energy and financial resources. We hope the Health Day was successful and helpful to students.  If your office or club would like to participate in next year’s Health Day, please contact Andrew Lipsky at the FSU Counseling Center or Nikki Curley at SGA for more information.