University of Providence, GFC MSU SHED LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

March 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

University of Providence, GFC MSU SHED LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Great Falls, MT—A collaboration between Great Falls College MSU, University of Providence, and the National

Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) focuses on raising awareness and educating students and the community

about mental disorders and providing information on resources available in the Great Falls area.

Mental Health Awareness Day will take place on Wednesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both the University of Providence

and GFC MSU campuses and will feature numerous activities and presentations. Great Falls College MSU is

located at 2100 16th Avenue South, and the University of Providence is located at 1301 20th Street South.

“This is a great opportunity for students of both the college and the university to not only work together, but to

engage with the community and to bring awareness to many of the mental health issues individuals face in our

community,” says Elfie Neber, Psychology faculty at Great Falls College MSU.

The Mental Health Awareness Day is free of charge and open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

“We are excited about this year’s collaborative Mental Health Awareness event. It is important that we bring

attention to these critical yet common issues affecting society, such as addictions, child behavior, autism, and

post-traumatic stress disorder,” says Dr. Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, LCPC, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of

Counseling at the University of Providence.

For more information about the Mental Health Awareness event or for media requests, please contact:

Lewis Card

Executive Director—Development, Communications & Marketing

Great Falls College MSU

Phone: (406) 771-4412, Email: lewis.card@gfcmsu.edu

Denise Czuprynski

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

University of Providence

Phone: (406)791-5306, Email: denise.czuprynski@uprovidence.edu