Mental Health Awareness Week

Joanna Hua Mental Health Awareness Week is in full swing at Cornell, and Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Chapter is always a supporter of mental health and taking care of yourself! This week, co-chaired by APO’s pledge master Joanna Hua, is taking place in a variety of ways. Lift Your Spirits Day is just one of many events during the week, in which different organizations collaborated to present mental health information in conjunction with their organizations’ goals. This intersectionality was explored by ~300 students, who went to tables and engaged in deep discussion about mental health, in exchange for a … Continue readingMental Health Awareness Week

The Sophie Fund: Thank You

“Service” is a word bursting with meaning for the APO Gamma Service Team, as we have learned first-hand here at The Sophie Fund. A little more than a year ago, we decided to organize a cupcake baking contest in the Ithaca Commons. Our idea was to raise some money for mental health initiatives, bring some cupcake joy to Ithaca, and fight the stigma around mental health and treatment. Sophie (’14) was an avid baker and loved baking cupcakes from an early age. An APO brother came across some publicity for the contest and quickly contacted us. She said she would … Continue readingThe Sophie Fund: Thank You

The Sophie Fund: A Spotlight on Mental Health

[Service Team Note: In one week, from tabling at Ho Plaza and GreenStar in Collegetown, APO Gamma raised $518.50 in support of the Sophie Fund. All of the money will be donated in APO Gamma’s name to the Ithaca Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, an organization that The Sophie Fund has continuously provided support for as part of their mission.] Last weekend I had the opportunity to table at Ithaca Apple Fest for the Sophie Fund, an organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness on campus. Sophie’s parents founded this organization after she succumbed to her battle with depression at … Continue readingThe Sophie Fund: A Spotlight on Mental Health