In Spring of 2021, Alabama IFC launched Project Thrive, a new program to battle the issues surrounding mental health and substance abuse. At The University of Alabama, we’re committed to funding substantive programs to promote student well-being. Mental health and substance abuse are pressing issues for fraternities nationwide. Additionally, these issues have only intensified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with outlets for socialization significantly reduced. We are committed to providing resources to our members to ensure their health and safety, and this project was influenced by our peers at The University of Florida’s Thrive program.
What is Project Thrive?
Project Thrive is a support initiative to ensure our members have access to the resources necessary to combat mental health concerns and substance abuse. The form below will confidentially send your information to The University of Alabama Counseling Center. The University of Alabama IFC will financially support students seeking these resources for up to three sessions.
Additionally, The University of Alabama IFC has ensured that each of its 34 Fraternities has a Project Thrive Ambassador who is trained and certified through the Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) program. QPR’s mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. [They] believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. More information regarding QPR can be found here.
This is a first step to supporting mental health and combatting substance abuse, and we will continue to roll out more resources in the future. We hope that all members of our community will consider utilizing Project Thrive to foster holistic well-being.