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Baylor University Hosts Mental Health Week

WACO, Texas – This week at Baylor University, students talk about mental health issues every day.

The topic on Wednesday was healthy relationships and they provided information about domestic violence and hotlines when you needed help.

"There are many students who struggle with it and may not notice it, which is a big problem at the universities," says Hannah Causey, president of Baylor Student Body.

Causey is very passionate about mental health.

"It's all about it, and it can affect people with whom you're in the classroom that you live with, and you may not even know it, so I think it's really important to communicate that awareness," Causey says.

She decided to turn mental health awareness into a one-week event rather than a day like before.

"Just because you look at statistics, odds are that students with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, or behavioral or eating disorders are different," explains Causey.

They had free cookies and distributed maps with advice about it.

"Only little things we do are fun and stress-relieving, but things we can do are really resourceful for the students," says Causey.

Alpha Chi Omega members also talked to students about domestic violence.

"Alpha Chi, we really devote our time to educating people about domestic violence awareness and what aspect of a relationship is considered healthy and unhealthy," says Emily Ditzler, Vice President of Philanthropy, Alpha Chi Omega.

Ditzler says every third woman is affected and one in four men.

"We just feel that on a college campus, people really need to be educated about these statistics to find out if their own friends are in unhealthy relationships so they know how to help them," Ditzler continues.

The Mental Health Week lasts until Friday.

Here is the full schedule:

You can also view the full schedule on their Facebook event. Click here for information.

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