At Clark, we take mental health seriously. In our efforts to promote awareness about mental health, reduce stigma, and advocate for resources, we place a high value on the student’s perspective.
In fall of 2018, CPG decided to find a way to get student input about our services and we created a Student Advisory Board (SAB). The main goal of our SAB is help reach and represent the voice of all Clark students when it comes to the mental health of our diverse student community. The SAB is made up of 20 students from varying grade levels and areas of study. We meet weekly and have various sub-committees who work with advocacy, social media, and connection with the student body.
Our SAB has already made a huge difference. In the spring semester of 2019, the SAB advocated for funding for a much-needed after-hours service called Protocall to help students when they are experiencing moments of distress when the counseling center is not open. They petitioned Student Council and administration for the funding and, as a result of their successful efforts, Clark students will have this service starting in November 2019.
If you want to make a difference when it comes to student mental health, we urge you to join our team. If you are interested in joining, please contact the CPG Director.