Pledge to Prioritize: The Mental Health Initiative

We, the CLA Student Board, are currently working on a mental health initiative dedicated to destigmatizing, prioritizing, and promoting resources surrounding mental health. Our ultimate goal is to highlight and promote the importance of making mental health and wellness a priority in the lives of the College of Liberal Arts community. We believe that this is an action-oriented initiative that will continue the conversation and inspire action by bringing all the key players in the area of mental health together. This initiative is a call to action to students, faculty and administrators to come together to discuss our visions, ideas and goals in order to take the next step toward mental well-being. Join our movement by taking the pledge here and pledge to prioritize your mental health! Taking this pledge identifies you as a leader and ally for mental health advocacy for yourself and your community. Together, let's pledge to prioritize.
 

Join our movement now, and take your pledge to prioritize mental health

Students

al'Absi, Hana I pledge to prioritize mental health by being a resource to help find care and guidance for people struggling with any mental illness.
Cowin, Rebecca I pledge to prioritize mental health by learning to say no when I don't have time for more commitments.
Davis, Cassandra I pledge to prioritize mental health by putting self-care above grades and activities.
Dettlaff, Cassidy I pledge to prioritize mental health by putting myself and my body before school, work, and other commitments because I will be more present and able to succeed if I bring my best self to the table.
Dimitrov, Angelina I pledge to prioritize mental health by understanding and respecting my own limits and seeking out appropriate help when I need.
DiSpirito, Joey I pledge to prioritize mental health by actually taking time to enjoy today rather than stress about tomorrow.
Haas, Kayla I pledge to prioritize mental health by always putting myself first and never forgetting to do what is right for me/my body.
Jerdee, Annika I pledge to prioritize my mental health by taking breaks when I know I need them.
Johal, Gurtaran I pledge to prioritize mental health by advocating for and spreading knowledge on the importance of taking care of one's own mind, body, and well-being.
Kaeli Domino Advocating for myself and others, having open conversations, and diminishing the stigma.
Kaur, Harmanpreet I pledge to prioritzie my mental health by being compassionate and understanding towards others and myself.
King, Alexander I pledge to prioritize mental health by giving my body the rest it needs, instead of putting it off till tomorrow.
Koester, Amanda I pledge to prioritize mental health by supporting those around me and by acknowledging the stigma around campus. I will articulate in the best of my ability to make those feel comfortable about the stigma. I will put myself in any club/organization that can help spread the word in any way possible.
Kotonias, Sydney I pledge to prioritize mental health by doing what feels good and listening to my mind and body
Lundgren, Brianna I pledge to prioritize my mental health by always making sure I'm practicing self-care and filling myself with energy before I can give to other. I pledge to prioritize the mental health of others by advocating for de-stigmatizing mental health and continuing to create an open dialogue where individuals can openly discuss mental health.
Manoj, Malvikha I pledge to prioritize mental health by advocating for and showing up with grace, kindness and authenticity for myself and my community.
Milburn, Brynn I pledge to prioritize mental heatlth by putting my wellbeing before work, knowing that my work will be better because of it.
Minarsich, Kaitlyn I pledge to prioritize mental health by speaking openly about it and offering a safe space for anyone to also speak about their mental health.
Ogren, Isaiah I pledge to prioritize my mental health by respecting my protected hours and the protected hours of others
Onchwari, Tracy I pledge to prioritize my mental health by taking a break when my body is begging for it.
Queensland, Bailey I pledge to prioritize mental health by reminding myself and others that mental wellbeing should not be forgotten or neglected.
Saionzkowski, Kaitlyn I pledge to prioritze my mental health by listening to my mind and body and understanding when I need to take a break.
Singaraju, Marali I pledge to prioritize my mental health by taking some time to be with myself everyday and letting go of the things in life that are not within my control.
Sohni, Natasha I pledge to prioritize mental healthy by learning to say "no" and reminding myself, and those around me, that strength exists in vulnerability.
Stinson, Samantha I pledge to prioritize mental health by asking for help when I need it and acknowledging my body's limits.
Taylor, Jessica I pledge to priortize my mental health by being open to others about how am I feeling and listen to others who wish to talk about their mental health
Timp, Katie I pledge to proritize mental health by listening to myself, knowing my limits, and ensuring to be there for others when they need it.
Webber, Jasmine I pledge to prioritize mental health by taking take of myself physically and mentally but taking breaks when I need to
Wery, Savannah I pledge to prioritize my mental health by showing myself the same patience and kindness that I show those I love most.
Xiong, Maria I pledge to prioritize mental health by giving myself mental breaks and paying attention to how I feel. I will show others my authentic self and share the power of vulnerability in hopes that others will be mindful and realize that they are not alone.
youssef, simone I pledge to prioritize mental health by being an advocate for those who struggle to find their voice and always showing kindness and compassion to my peers and community, as well as leading by example and reminding myself the importance of putting your mental health before anything else.
Zamoida, Nadia I pledge to prioritize mental health by reminding myself and reminding others that it gets better and you will always come first in your life.

Staff and Faculty

Giorgi, Erica I pledge to prioritize mental health by taking adequate "me time" so that I'm well and can be a better family member, friend, and colleague to others.
Lulai, Rebecca offering flexible learning opportunities for students
Mooney, Becky I pledge to to be an advocate and ally for de-stigmatizing mental health. I pledge to offer an open space for dialogue where both both faculty and students can openly discuss/disclose mental health concerns. I will show up with compassion and authenticity and to hear their voices. I will place my own mental health as a priority for myself, as there IS strength in vulnerability.
O'Connor, Amy I pledge to prioritize mental health by sharing resources with my students, letting students know my door is open, meeting students where they are with grace and compassion, and honoring the memory of Eli.
Siljander, Bridget I pledge to prioritize mental health by setting and maintaining healthy boundaries that are in my best interest.