During the week of January 21, 2018 the Medicine Hat College (MHC) Rattlers are helping to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness by taking part in a conference-wide awareness campaign – Make Some Noise for Mental Health.
To kick-start the week’s activities, a march will take place on January 24, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. throughout campus. Student-athletes will use noise makers while walking the halls to help raise awareness and break stigmas around mental health.
“The Rattlers participate in Make Some Noise because they understand the difficulties that some of their fellow athletes, students and college employees face every day,” says Patrick Sharp, athletic events supervisor. “They realize that their stature as athletes gives them a platform to help raise awareness of mental health – both the issues that some people face, as well as the options available for people to get help.”
On Friday, the college will host a Spirit Day. During the weekend games, the Rattlers will set up a Hallway of Happiness, where information about mental health will be available from both on-campus service providers as well as others throughout the community. Fans will be encouraged to make some noise during the games for a chance to win prizes.
Rattlers marched the halls and made some noise to raise awareness for mental health.
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