Every fall at Concordia University, Wisconsin, the psychology students plan an event called “The Faces of Depression”. This service project was started ten years ago when a student of Dr. Tracy Tuffey, Marcy Kelto, came to her and asked if she could do a project for her brother who was greatly affected by depression. This year, this event took place on Monday, October 19.
Psychology major and peer leader, Ashleigh Jensen was just one of the many students who helped organize this service project.
“The goal for the event was to spread awareness that depression affects everyone and everyone has their own struggles and stories,” Jensen said.
During the opening devotion, the question was asked if anyone had been affected by depression; almost everyone, including President Ferry, stood up.
Sports teams, campus ministry groups, professors, staff, parents and people from the community came to this event. Tuffey said over 200 people attended the opening devotion and over 400 people walked through the exhibit.
“We should feel empowered that we are not alone in our struggles and we can be there for others,” Jensen said.