Purdue Chapter Promotes Come to Me Campaign
Oct. 6, 2017 - The Purdue Chapter was at the forefront of a mental health campaign called Come To Me. The men promoted four main messages: You are loved; Your support network is bigger than you may think; It is a sign of courage to ask for help; Life can be better. The movement was created by David Pennewell, Purdue ’17, in response to the passing of a few close friends. The chapter distributed thousands of orange wristbands with the words “Come To Me” on the outside and the phone number for the National Suicide Hotline on the inside. By wearing the band, people identify themselves as an ally to friends and family. The campaign aimed to encourage open discussion about mental health and depression.