As a DJ played music outside Clayton State University’s student center on a recent Friday, assistant nursing professor Tamara Thompson-Jackson stood at a table talking to students about their mental health.
One frequently asked question by students who stopped at the booth, part of a university health fair, was what are the signs and symptoms of depression? They also wanted to know about services available to them.
Thompson-Jackson asked students what were they doing for their self-care. A few, unfamiliar with the term, couldn’t answer.