Advice for Happiness, a new Chapel group, will meet to discuss mental health topics.
Sierra Cowell, senior musical theater major from Los Angeles, created Advice for Happiness based on an Instagram account she made last year.
“I just posted little ramblings about mental health and my thoughts about recovery and feeling better,” Cowell said.
Cowell will be the main speaker each week, but plans to have guest speakers from other organizations at some events.
“I took a poll from the people who came last time about what topics they want to cover and I will cover those. I know a lady from SOAR wanted to speak and maybe people from other organizations,” Cowell said.
The topics that attendees of Advice for Happiness want to cover will remain private to the group. Advice for Happiness, however, is not a private group. There were 10 students at Advice for Happiness’ first meeting. Cowell said they are looking to grow.
“I plan on advertising through my friends who are in clubs on campus and ask them to announce it at their Chapels, such as Hispanos Unidos,” Cowell said. “Also, post flyers across campus to advertise.”
Advice for Happiness will meet every other Wednesday in MBB 318.
“Students should attend Advice for Happiness as an alternative to Moody Chapel because my Chapel is more personable and down to earth,” Cowell said.
Every meeting Cowell will have a 10-15 minute presentation followed by group interaction. After the presentation and group interaction, there will be time for student feedback about what the students want to hear.
“I created a Chapel for mental health because I wanted people to know that feelings of depression or anxiety do not need to be the reason for their disempowerment,” Cowell said.