Murals for Mental Health: Senior Class Challenge

$510
14%
Raised toward our $3,500 Goal
14 Donors
24
days left
Project ends on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Senior Class Challenge

Together with Aggie Mental Health, we are raising funds to support a public art installation on campus to promote awareness around student mental well-being. With this installation, we hope to not only provide a space to normalize mental health discussions, but also show that philanthropy can be used as a channel to highlight and engage the various facets of student life. 

Aggie Mental Health is a campus wide mental health campaign supporting student mental health and well-being, and was developed through direct collaboration with students. They bring together students, scholars, staff, faculty and campus affiliates to collectively raise mental health awareness at UC Davis and promote mental health that centers the lived experiences of the diverse student population.

The Spring 2021 American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) conducted by UC Davis found that 36.8% of undergraduate students reported experiencing high levels of stress in the past 12 months. The transition back to in-person activities from a period of isolation have presented significant consequences on students that may affect one’s mental health.

According to a study by the University of Arizona, looking at art increases blood flow to the brain as much as 10% and allows one to embody the motion and energy of the art piece. Analyzing art helps keep your brain stimulating both conscious and unconscious brain functions, which can promote better mental well-being.

Your gift will directly help us give back to fellow UC Davis students and ensure a legacy from the Senior Class of 2023 (and Fall 2022).


For Urgent Support:

Text RELATE to 741741

Crisis Text Line is a free, immediate and confidential texting service for UC Davis students in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text RELATE to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained volunteer crisis counselor.

Call or Text 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are also available in Spanish and for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Call 530-752-0871 for a Crisis Consultation

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers Crisis Consultation Services during business hours by calling 530-752-0871 or coming into the Student Health and Wellness Center Acute Care.

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$5

Give Now!

A gift of $5 will make a positive impact for mental health on our campus. Every gift makes a difference!

$20.23

Impact Project

We challenge the graduating Class of 2023 to make a gift that honors this major milestone, while supporting mental health initiatives at UC Davis. This level of support will help purchase supplies for a public art installation to be completed in 2023.

$50

Aggie Mental Health Partner

A 2018 London-based survey found that 84% of respondents believed participating in public art projects benefited their well-being (Cheung et al.). A gift of $50 will provide additional avenues for mental health assistance on campus. You will receive a social media shout-out from the Student Foundation.

$100

Leave a Legacy

A gift at this level will support the completion of a public art collaboration on campus, which facilitates and normalizes discussion of mental health. As a special form of appreciation, you will receive a handwritten thank-you note from the UC Davis Student Foundation Board.

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