April 6th was National Alcohol Screening Day. This is a day that raises awareness not only about harmful drinking practices, but for other mental health issues like anxiety or depression. Many know that anxiety is a major issue on college campuses, as is alcohol abuse. However, this day can also connect at risk individuals with a variety of treatment options. If you would like to complete a mental health screening, http://howdoyouscore.org/ offers a free and anonymous way to do so.
As a sorority, Theta also works to ensure the well-being of our sisters. Kate McCollum, our Chief Operations Officer, says, “I think one of the best resources Theta offers its members is the Sister Supporting Sisters Mental Health Initiative. Its mission is to encourage dialogue about mental health and create a safe environment for members to discuss mental health challenges. As part of this initiative, Theta has a 24-hour phone line called Talk One-2-One. Any member of Theta can call this line to discuss a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, mental health, and alcohol and drug abuse. Members can talk to a counselor through this line for free and it will be kept confidential.”
If needed, we hope that everyone takes this opportunity to reach out for help. As a part of Theta, we are all sisters supporting sisters.
We are the Eta Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Saint Louis University. We were established on November 9th, 2013. We have over 180 wonderful sisters that are alike in many ways but all with unique interests. Our blog will highlight many of these.