PennWest Edinboro will shine a light on mental health issues with its annual Stories of Strength (S.O.S) Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Held each September in observation of World Suicide Prevention Day, the campus-wide wellness event promotes holistic health, highlights on- and off-campus resources and encourages students to employ varied coping strategies when facing emotional and mental challenges.

Outdoor activities and games, information tables, giveaways and a visit from therapy dogs will occur from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in and around Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

A memorial walk is set for 6 p.m. at Sox Harrison Stadium. The walk represents a beacon of light, providing signs of hope to the campus community and raising awareness of the resources available to students and community members.

Edinboro provides mental-health services for all students through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). For more information, contact Ghering Health and Wellness Center at