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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, May 6th: Sunset Yoga: Kennedy Mall (behind Swig Hall) at 7:30pm *bring your own mat*

Monday, May 13th: Tie-Dye Night: Wellness Center (852 Market Street) from 5-8pm Join us at the Wellness Center to Tie-Dye and hang out. T-shirts will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own item of clothing if you'd like! Information on the importance of stress relief will also be provided.

Monday, May 20th: Event TBD Join the Wellness Center and Campus Ministry for an intention setting and succulent planting party! Information on the importance of mindfulness will also be provided.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Looking for Signs of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide

Monday, May 6th: 10:30-Noon and 1-2:30pm

Location: Benson 22 Conference Room

Friday, 17th and Friday and May 24th: 12-1:30pm

Location: Benson 21 Conference Room

Learn how you can reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention education. To register for a QPR Gatekeerp Training session click here

For more information please contact Dr. Kathy Lee-Anderson at kleeanderson@scu.edu

Art With Impact: Movies for Mental Health

Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm

Location: Williman Room

Art With Impact uses film and theatre to create spaces where young people and community can explore mental wellness through the arts. Each workshop directly connects young people with local mental health resources and encourages early help-seeking behaviors.

For more information please contact Kelly D. Schumacher at kschumacher@scu.edu

Women of Color Healing Circle

Friday, May 10th from 2-4pm

Location: Graham 258

Join our circle as we explore the narratives we carry that impact our identities.  The first event’s topic is “Rebuilding After Microaggressions and the second event’s topic is “Sense of Belonging.” In these interactive and creative workshops, we will delve into messages from the past and how we express these messages in our daily lives.  Finally, we will find ways to redefine and set intentions for moving forward. This will be a space to share your personal story with a circle of support to begin the process of restored wholeness.

For more information please contact Estrella Ramirez at eramirez2@scu.edu

Stress Less: Working with Anxiety and Stress

Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm

Location: Benson 21 Conference Room

Have you been stressed or anxious recently? Join Nadeem Hasan, Psy.D., Annie Alpers, Ed.M., M.S. Ed. and Roni Kholomyansky, M.A. from CAPS to learn what stress and anxiety means for you. Understand the impact of stress on your well-being, learn how to identify signs of stress, and strategies to reduce, prevent, and cope with stress and anxiety more effectively. 

Out of the Darkness Walk

Sunday, May 19th 9am-12pm

Location: Benson Lawn

Held in hundreds of cities across the country, Out of the Darkness community walks give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. Join us in an effort to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. For more information, click here.

To sign up, click here!

For more information please contact Tiger Simpson at tsimpson@scu.edu

Social Media, Body Image and Breaking the Stigma with Victoria Garrick

Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30pm

Location: Fees Parker Room

Victoria is a Division I athlete, advocate for mental health and body image, public speaker, sorority member, and journalism undergrad at the University of Southern California. In the spring of 2016, Victoria gave a compelling TEDxTalk on mental health in athletes. It has since garnered over 110,000 views on Youtube and has given her various opportunities to speak about mental health and body image. She was also selected as the 2018 JED Student Voice of Mental Health Award first runner up. 

Fuel your Body and Feed your Soul with CAPS Staff

Tuesday, May 28th 9-10:30am

Location: Williman Room

Start your day with a healthy breakfast to fuel your body and a variety of different relaxation exercises to feed your soul.  This will also be an opportunity for you to meet the CAPS staff as well as learn techniques to de-stress, relax and take care of yourself.  There will be several stations to learn relaxation and grounding techniques using gems, making stress balls and sensory bottles, embracing self-compassion, practicing mindfulness, expressions of art, and eating intuitively. 

Women of Color Healing Circle: Sense of Belonging

Tuesday, May 28th from 4-6pm

Location: Graham 258

Join our circle as we explore the narratives we carry that impact our identities.  The first event’s topic is “Rebuilding After Microaggressions and the second event’s topic is “Sense of Belonging.” In these interactive and creative workshops, we will delve into messages from the past and how we express these messages in our daily lives.  Finally, we will find ways to redefine and set intentions for moving forward. This will be a space to share your personal story with a circle of support to begin the process of restored wholeness.

For more information please contact Estrella Ramirez at eramirez2@scu.edu

One Love Escalation Workshop - Facilitator Training

Wednesday, May 29th at 5pm

Location: Wellness Center (852 Market Street)

One Love escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates your community about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. This will workshop will train students to be One Love faciltators for Fall 2019 Orientation.

If you are interested in becoming a One Love trainer please contact Tiger Simpson at tsimpson@scu.edu

Understanding Queer Mental Health

Wednesday, May 29th 7-8:30pm 

Location: Benson 21

Join the Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) and the Wellness Center in a talk surrounding the unique obstacles that shape LGBTQIA Mental Health and being an effective ally.