Community is something truly unique and beautiful in humanity. Our ability to communicate and reach out to other, to feel included and have a purpose is extremely powerful. This sense of community is even more important in times of transition and questioning. This is not something that everyone feels they have and that loneliness can be detrimental. Yesterday LCM joined the University in raising awareness for Mental Health issues. As a faith based community we had the opportunity to share why it is important for us to be a light for people in their darkest days. So mental health issues have affected many of us in LCM personally or by those we care deeply for.
By participating in this event I feel like I got to be a part of something so much greater. To know that our community at large on campus is interested in Mental Health and understand the effects it has on our family, friends and ourselves. It was a blessing to be able to put wristbands on strangers and know that an image of community is spreading throughout campus.
My hope for this day is that people have a chance to understand that they are not alone. That people care for their well-being and that these moments of darkness are normal. I hope that they can understand the power of community to help heal the wounds we have. I am so blessed and thankful to be a part of a community on campus that loves so deeply and cares so wildly for those on our campus.