Mount Saint Mary College students wore purple on Friday, February 9 to commemorate “P.S. I Love You Day” and foster a positive environment for all.
P.S. I Love You Day is celebrated on the second Friday of February to bring attention to mental health and depression, decrease bullying, and ultimately, help prevent suicide.
This year’s theme, “Love is meant to be given,” encouraged participants to spread positivity to their community and to themselves.
Vincent Puglisi of West Islip, N.Y., a Mount freshman on the Education track and member of the college’s Soccer team, organized the event in the name of the P.S. I Love You organization, which encourages mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and anti-bullying.
Puglisi and other volunteers provided health resources and invited fellow students to join in fun activities throughout the day.
“Our goal is to emphasize…that mental health is just as important as physical health,” wrote Puglisi.