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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health awareness week will be November 9th-13th.  This is a time to promote the well-being of the students and we have a variety of events during the week that will aim at educating students around topics of mental health, prompting healthy habits, support students who are struggling, and empowering students to be able to talk about this impactful topic that is often kept in the dark. On Monday we will be showing the movie Happy in Stevenson 1002 at8pm. Tuesday will be the Mental Health promotion fair in the seawolf plaza and this will feature helpful resources, live music and therapy dogs! Also on Tuesday at 12 pm in the HUB we have EmBodied: Positive Queer Body Image and a self-Compassion Workshop in the Student Center at 3pm. Thursday we will have the QPR Suicide Prevention Training in the Student Center at 3pm and you do have to sign up for that in advance so if you are interested contact Joe at CAPS. Thursday from 5-7 in the Cooperage there will be a self-love and compassion through art workshop, as well as 6:30pm Meditation for the Mind and Heart at the Rec Center. Hopefully you will come and support each other and ourselves at the events that are offered.

Monday, November 9th
Movie Screening: HAPPY! @ 8 pm
Stevenson 1002

Presented by Psi Chi
Does money make you HAPPY? School and family?  Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? HAPPYsets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Tuesday, November 10th
Mental Health Promotion Fair @ 11 am - 1 pm
Seawolf Plaza

The SSU community comes together to promote mental health through interactive games, prizes, wellness resources and the chance to spend time with some wonderful therapy dogs.

Tuesday, November 10th
EmBodied: Positive Queer Body Image @ 12 - 1 pm
HUB, Student Center

Join us for an interactive workshop exploring the unique body image challenges we face within the queer community. Engage in creative activities to move towards self-love and acceptance that honor your intersecting identities.

Tuesday, November 10th
End the War, Start the Peace: The Rewarding Practice of Self-Compassion @ 3 - 4 pm
Sonoma Valley Room, Student Center

In a world with its fair share of haters, lets come together to learn the practice of self-compassion.  It’s not easy, but it’s worth making peace with yourself!

Thursday, November 12th
QPR Suicide Prevention Training @ 3 - 4:30 pm
Alexander Valley Room, Student Center

Learn how to help save a life in three easy steps.  RSVP at

Thursday, November 12th
Self-Care through Art @ 5 - 7 pm
Hosted by the HUB Core Interns

We’ll use art to build a community of support, foster self-awareness, leave behind toxic thoughts and emotions and embark on a clearer version of self. Through this mode of expression, students will be invited to get creative and inventive about how they come to view themselves and those they interact with.

Thursday, November 12th
Meditation for the Mind and Heart @ 6:30 pm
Rec Center

Join Maddie Mackey to explore the arts and benefits of restorative yoga.  Gentle postures, relaxing music, and a guided meditation will leave you feeling refreshed, awakened and inspired.

Earlier Event: November 7
Casino Night
Later Event: November 10
Mental Health Promotion Fair