IFC Excited to Launch New Mental Health & Substance Abuse Initiative
February 4, 2021
Alabama IFC is launching a new program to battle the issue of mental health and substance abuse called Project Thrive. We acknowledge that life during the pandemic has been extremely difficult for students at the University of Alabama, and we’re committed to funding substantive programs to promote student well-being. Mental health and substance abuse have been a pressing issue for our community for some time now. This issue has only intensified as a result of the pandemic, as outlets for socialization have become few and far between. We are committed to providing resources to our members to ensure their health and safety; that’s why we’re especially excited to partner with Florida IFC for this project. Project Thrive is a mental health and substance abuse initiative to ensure all of our community members have access to the resources necessary to combat the issue at hand. We are proud to announce that on our website under Mental Health Resources, we have added an anonymous portal that will connect you with a counselor. IFC will financially support students seeking these resources for up to three sessions. This is the first step to combat mental health and substance abuse, and we will be rolling out more resources throughout the year. Because the best way to combat this issue long-term is preventative mental health, we hope that all members of our community will consider utilizing Project Thrive — regardless of their well-being.