Students give their time for ISU’s 2017 Donaghy Day

Friday, August 25

We here at Mental Health America of Vigo County understand the importance of giving. As Winston Churchill once said:

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

That is why we are so thrilled that we had the opportunity to work with Indiana State University incoming freshman to teach them the importance of giving back.

Students showed up bright and early Monday morning to give their time and to make their mark in their new community. They got the opportunity to learn about Mental Health America of Vigo County’s mission and the important role that mental health plays in everyone’s lives.

Starting with a tour of our permanent supportive housing apartments, students learned the consumer base that they were contributing to and gained knowledge on the social issues surrounding the stigma of not only mental health, but also homelessness.

Students helped by cleaning and making the apartments a healthy place to live for our tenants. They also got the opportunity to assemble hygiene packs for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community!

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Indiana State University’s Center for Community Engagement and the students that gave their time to help Mental Health America of Vigo County and the consumers that we serve!