On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Clayton State University Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and the University’s Student African American Sisterhood will be holding an event in celebration of World Smile Day, which is Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
The creator of the smiley face, Harvey Ball, originally started "World Smile Day" to remind people of the joy good deeds can bring to everyone around them and the infectious traits of a simple smile. Clayton State’s event, which will be held on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on good mental health and coping with stress.
“Did you know that smiling; improves your mood, relieves stress, and boosts your immune system?” asks Dr. Christine Smith, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Clayton State. “Join us for a smile and learn the benefits of positive mental health.”