GXP hosts successful World Suicide Prevention Day event
Gamma Xi Phi, The Fraternity for Artists and Creators, hosted a successful event in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2023. The event was held virtually and featured a presentation by Sister La Toya Hankins, National President, and Venise Keys, Program Director, Kappa Chapter, Chicago, Ill, who spoke about mental health and the importance of seeking help.
The event provided an open space for attendees to share their own experiences and resources for supporting those in need. Members of the fraternity showcased their own artwork, highlighting the power of art in starting conversations about mental health and suicide prevention.
“We are thrilled with the response to our World Suicide Prevention Day event,” said Hankins. “It was important for us to create a space for open conversation about mental health and provide resources to those who may be struggling. We are grateful to our members for sharing their artwork and their stories.”
The event saw attendance from 23 members of the fraternity, who joined from various locations across the country.
“Gamma Xi Phi remains committed to supporting mental health initiatives and promoting open dialogue about these important issues,” said Brother Patrick D. Butler, National Vice President.
For more information about Gamma Xi Phi and its initiatives, visit https://gammaxiphi.com
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Gamma Xi Phi is an anti-racist, non-hazing, all-gender professional fraternity for artists and creators established in 2010 by undergraduate students attending Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Organized on the principles of Philanthropy, Sodality, and Elevation, Gamma Xi Phi seeks to create a world in which artists are valued as thoughtful and justice-oriented leaders in their communities and in their careers.