We got our inspiration for this suicide prevention campaign from that age old tale of a student going to finalize their affairs one day after school. They trip and drop their books everywhere, when a stranger stops to help pick everything up then the stranger wished them a good day. The student realizes that someone does care. That stranger unknowingly saved a life that day.
We all know the impact a kind word can have on our darkest days.
We also use this suicide prevention campaign as a platform to change the conversation from mental ILL-ness to mental WELL-ness. Monthly during the citrus season we hit the streets for one hour to spread smiles and mental health awareness. We offer strangers an orange and wish them a happy day! Over the last 3 years we have made contact with over 10,000 people.
Please join us in changing the conversation and being the nice stranger in someone’s story.
The event takes place in the free speech zone on Memory Mall directly in front of the Psychology Building. We will also be hosting Orange You Happy Prep Nights in order for us to make the oranges.