If you’ve used the restroom in the Brown-Lupton University Union, rec center, TCU Bookstore or Mary Couts Burnett Library you may have noticed an addition to the bathroom stalls.
The Stall Street Journal is a regular newsletter that you will find predominately at those locations on TCU’s campus. TCU partners with an organization called Student Health 101 that seeks to create valuable content for students that is distributed in an active way throughout the school year, according to its website.
The Stall Street Journals are included in the package TCU pays for. Each issue discusses a mental health topic or gives helpful tips, such as more efficient ways to study.
Karen Bell-Morgan, an assistant dean of Campus Life, is in charge of health promotion, behavioral health, student crises and concerns.
Bell-Morgan said there has been good feedback from students, faculty and staff since implementing the Stall Street Journals this semester.
“What’s really nice is Student Health 101 gives us feedback and data as far as how many students are reading the issues,” Bell-Morgan said.
On average, 1,300 students are visiting Student Health 101’s website per month, and continuing to go back to it. Aside from weekly emails, Bell-Morgan said there hasn’t been much marketing done for the issues.
However, TCU students have taken note of the issues in the bathroom stalls.
“I mean, it’s a little awkward that it’s in the bathroom of course, but I noticed it right away and actually used some of the study tips given on one of the issues,” sophomore Ashlee Kautz said.
“It’s a good idea. Everyone has to use the bathroom at some point, so I guess it’s a way to ensure that a lot of people will see it,” senior Aaron Tuttle said.
Bell-Morgan has also noticed an uptrend of students coming to see her because of the Stall Street Journal.
“We have been getting just kind of anecdotal information from students who maybe come to our office and they have a concern for a friend,” Bell-Morgan said.
Bell-Morgan said the goal of Student Health 101 and the Stall Street Journals is to get students educated about wellness issues, and also give them the tools to cope with those issues.
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