Join us for our events around the state!
February 18: Homes For Our Troops Key Ceremony
Come out to Chapin to watch Sergeant Robert Barber receive the keys to his mortgage-free, specially adapted home and learn more about The Campaign to Change Direction. Busses will be provided from Chapin High School at 300 Columbia Ave. from 8:30am-1:30pm.
February 24: Pledge Day
Throughout the day, watch organizations throughout the state pledge to the Campaign to Change Direction. We will provide updates throughout the day on our Facebook page to highlight these influential organizations.
February 27: Team Red White & Blue Sumter Run
Head to Sumter for the evening to enjoy a run or walk and to learn more about the five signs and how exercise can improve your mental health. The run begins at 6:00pm at the Palmetto Oyster House, where you will be able to relax and learn more about the campaign after the run as well.
March 2: First Thursday on Main
Find us at Boyd Plaza at the March First Thursday on Main in downtown Columbia. We will have information about The Campaign to Change Direction and how you can get involved with the coalition.
March 13: Webinar- What’s next: Moving From Knowing to Talking
Learn more about military mental health without leaving the comfort of your own home, and receive coupons for doing so. Head to our Facebook page to hear from military mental health professionals about identifying and coping with the five signs of emotional distress.
March 14: Virtual Awards Day
On this day we will recognize those organizations who have been most influential in helping the coalition to raise awareness for military mental health in South Carolina. We will take to social media to award them for their efforts.
March 15: PTSD: Shattering the Perception – Panel
We are partnering with SVA and VAC to host a panel of military mental health professionals. Gamecocks and the Columbia community are invited to attend a panel discussion centered around understanding the day-to-day lives of veterans with PTSD. Dr. Aubrey Sejuit, Army Veteran, UofSC alumna and Lenoir-Rhyne Professor of Counseling and Psychology will moderate the panel, which will consist of male and female veterans living with PTSD as a result of military sexual trauma and combat. The goal of the panel is to prompt community dialogue and awareness about PTSD and veterans.
This event is organized by the Student Veterans Association, ROTC at the University of South Carolina and My Carolina Veterans Alumni Council. Registration is required and there is no cost to attend.
Parking spots in the adjoining Park Street Garage are subject to availability and are not guaranteed by the Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking.
March 15: 100 Mile Run
As we wind down our campaign, Ft. Jackson will be kicking off its centennial celebration. Join us during the last mile of the 100 Mile Run to cheer on our military members and continue the work to raise awareness for military mental health in South Carolina.