Ivy Tech Community College will conduct a Wellness Fair and Mental Health Expo on Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Koch Student Center at Ivy Tech Evansville Campus located at 3501 N. First Avenue. There will also be a free presentation, video and discussion pertaining to mental health in college students at 1:30 p.m. in the Vectren Auditorium, Room 147. These events are free and open to the community.
“This year, we decided to add a new twist to our Annual Wellness Fair by bringing more awareness and education for mental health.” said Ivy Tech’s Wellness Director Amy Lutzel. “Too many people still don’t know enough about mental illness which creates a stigma that needs to end. Mental illness does exist and we want you to learn as much as you can about the resources in our area as well as what things you can do to treat it. This event is also a convenient opportunity for the community to learn about some of the health-related programs we offer at Ivy Tech.”
The Wellness Fair and Mental Health Expo will also showcase booths from more than 50 area vendors including Mental Health America of Vanderburgh Co., AhaNOW! Counseling, Southwestern Behavioral Health, Suicide Prevention Coalition, Tri-State Alliance, Boyett Recovery, Gilda’s Club, Tri-State Holistic Wellness, Deaconess Hospital, YWCA, ECHO, Evansville Parks Department, and many more. There will also be free blood pressure screenings, chair massages, and cholesterol screenings provided by our students as they showcase what they’re learning in their programs. The Ivy Tech nursing students will also be providing health-related information as part of their community project.