Utah State will host a mental health awareness game against UNLV on Saturday, September 1.  24 - Utah State University Athletics

Utah State will host a mental health awareness game against UNLV on Saturday, September 1. 24 – Utah State University Athletics

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09/21/2022 12:32:00

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State will host its first NCAA mental health awareness game when the Aggies host UNLV at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium on Saturday, September 1. 24, at 5 p.m.

The Aggies will be partnering with well-known speaker, Rachel Baribeau, author and founder of “I’m Changing the Narrative.”

Baribeau, who will be attending the game, spoke to the Utah State head coach Blake Anderson

and the football team on several occasions and is an advocate for mental health awareness and resources. The mission of “I Change the Narrative” is to promote positive mental health and good love for yourself and others to serve as an inspiration to create an individual legacy of purpose, passion, and platform.

“Rachel’s energy and perspective is so uplifting and incredible,” Anderson said. “She has become a very close friend of mine over the past 10 years as we both struggled with similar losses in our lives. Rachel continues to smile, lean on her faith and dedicate herself to absolutely everyone she comes in contact with, making a huge, lasting, life-changing impact with every encounter.”

The Aggies will wear a green ribbon on their helmets, as green is the color of mental health awareness. There will also be an in-game video that emphasizes the importance of mental health awareness and resources.

How to Get Help: Community members are encouraged to contact suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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