The Student Senate is hoping to get everyone in a MOSO Mindset this week with a focus on students’ mental health.

“We had a lot of discussion in Student Senate surrounding mental health, especially after the onset of COVID-19,” said senior Chloé Maye, secretary and head of the mental health ad hoc committee. “We also talked with people from Real About Well-being – the mental health club on campus – and saw that students are constantly struggling with these issues.

“We wanted to help spread awareness and see what we could do to improve mental health and mental health services on campus.”

Members of Student Senate began handing out “MOSO Mindset” buttons in the Lions Den on Monday, and will continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff are asked to wear the button on Wednesday and take pictures to post on social media to show support for the initiative.

On Monday, a large sheet of paper was rolled out on an adjoining table for students to answer the question “What stresses you out?”

“We’re encouraging students to use this as a chance to vent and to start a conversation about mental health,” Maye said.

During the last week of April, Student Senate will again partner with Real About Well-being for a week of mental health awareness events. There will be stress relief packages and other activities available for students, she said.