Gonna try to be gentle and considerate here, given the good intentions and overall theme of the times. Also keep in mind I have zero idea how this is being handled on the Syndicate end of things. Never been to that site, heard nice things though. Here is my Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences.
This project seems like it required more time in the oven. I understand that would have made it late for mental health awareness month (m'ham) but with subjects this touchy you need to have a clearly outlined procedure going in. Detailed, precise, and properly defined and disclosed. Some of the answers given to important and (I'm gonna say it) obvious questions have been dodgy, and I get the sense the people behind the scenes aren't really sure themselves. I attribute this to enthusiasm towards doing something meaningful rather than incompetence or malice or anything, naturally, but it sent the wrong messages. Trust is... I don't even have the word for it, gargantuan? Trust is gargantuan in matters of mental health, and you fumbled on this one.
On that note, even as someone with a very open history of mental health... ailments, I'm not going to be making contact with you lot or signing up for the buddy system or any of that. You're not professionals, and even professionals have done nothing but fail me. That said, I encourage folks to accept any help that is available to them professionally, as you won't know what works for you until you try.
Syn's post (thank you for sharing, Syn) is a good example of the complexities involved here. To me, Syn embodied the spirit of the month, with the focus being on freedom of expression and a community of openness. It's much less about "help everybody out with their problems month" as it is an attempt to foster a global paradigm shift that allows people to feel more comfortable sharing their experiences and struggles. And that is one of your goals, I know! I'm just saying that should really be the focus. It's something everyone can do, work within themselves to be the kind of person you would open up to. Create an atmosphere that doesn't stigmatize or make somebody feel weak or wrong for what they feel. I do believe I've finally found the plot of this post: While kind, this sort of corporate gesture feels somewhat at odds with the far more personal ideal that inspired the campaign. It is less about MU being a safe space through the actions of the administration and more about each of us individually working to be safe spaces by opening our hearts and minds, here and beyond.
Now the good news is we're only two days into the month, so there's time to spare. Always time to correct, improve. Metaphor. Your hearts are in the right place, so they'll guide you where you need to go. My heart is guiding me to the pantry at the moment so I'll wrap this up, but first I'd like to share.