Gannon University Has Secrets

Stacy_PershallPosted: April 10, 2014

Active Minds at Gannon University is sponsoring PostSecretU, an outlet for students to express their secrets, thoughts, fears, desires or confessions. An ongoing display of the secrets submitted by students will come to a close on April 10th. After the one hour presentation there will be a meet and greet in the lobby of the theater with light refreshments and the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Stacy's book, "Loud In the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl."

This year's closing event will include guest speaker, Stacy Pershall at 6 p.m. Stacy Pershall is an accomplished author who lives with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and struggled with eating disorders for 20 years. Since discovering dialectical behavior therapy and body modification, Stacy has been an outspoken mental health advocate who is committed to showing audiences that people with BPD can recover and body modification can be a healing agent. Stacy's full bio can be viewed here.

Active Minds, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization and the leading voice in college student mental health. PostSecretU is one of Active Minds' many programs for students. Created by Frank Warren, the program supports Active Minds' efforts to change the perception about mental health and wellness on college campuses.

"PostSecretU brings people together and allows those who have felt isolated or alone to connect to a larger group," says Frank Warren. "It starts a conversation that brings people together."

Active Minds hopes the PostSecretU program will help create a community of support on campus where students can share their thoughts, feelings and fears more freely.