Students wore yellow on Wednesday to show their support for mental health awareness and support. Yellow is the color that demonstrates support for suicide prevention. In addition to wearing yellow, they hosted a photo booth in the Residence Hall in the evening.
The events were sponsored by student interest group, Operation Y.E.L.L.O.W. (Youth Engaging Local Lives on Well-Being), which was founded by OSSM senior Dawn T. Her goal is to “stand in the gap and acknowledge people’s suffering so people can be more aware of [mental health] and reduce the stereotypes surrounding mental health.”
In addition to special events, the club sets up “Wellness Wednesday” stations in the Residence Hall and hosts guest speakers up to twice a semester.