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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

October 5, 2020


October is Disabilities Awareness Month, and Oct. 5-9 is Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Green Bandana Project is excited to offer a virtual training for all those interested on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.!

The Green Bandana Project is designed to help people who are experiencing mental illness become more aware of resources available. Roughly 200 individuals have undergone this training on campus and are better equipped to serve others and make Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota a better place.

Students who have completed a mental health training session will be given a green banana to attach to their backpacks — along with small tags containing resources such as on-campus services or off-campus organizations.

The bandana indicates that the student with it:

  • Is a trained and safe individual to approach with mental health-related issues.
  • Knows how to access resources.
  • Can help connect others to various outlets to provide help and support in times of crisis.

Sign up for the training to receive a Zoom link for the training. Spots are filling up quickly, so sign up today!

If you have any questions contact senior Justine Schultz at or Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisor, Sam Borawski at