Tribe Matters.

Creating a community that's aware, educated, and supportive

The first full week in October is mental health awareness week!

Did you know 1 in 8 young adults suffers from depression? And nearly 2 out of 3 people suffering with depression do not actively seek nor receive proper treatment?

Friday, October 10th there will be one backpack for each student who has died of suicide at William and Mary in the past 40 years located around campus.

Please take the time to educate yourself and others about mental illness and its effect on our community.

Make sure to join the conversation to help reduce the stigma associated with these disorders.

You matter. Your friends matter. Tribe Matters.

Where and When?

There will be several locations around campus at which you can find a representative of Tribe Matters and several mental health professionals who can provide further information about mental illness in our community.

And please join us at 2pm for a talk on mental well-being in the auditorium in Sadler with Dr. Kelly Crace, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness.

For more information:

you can visit

and if you'd like to get involved with Tribe Matters, please contact Anne Otih at