May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA), along with many community partners, have observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month to spread the word about the importance of mental health. As a campus community, the hope is to reduce stigma, raise awareness, increase support and promote emotional well-being. The Office of Case Management, in collaboration with The Happiness Project, Stress Less, Library services, the Counseling Center, and Student Involvement, will celebrate Mental Health Awareness month by hosting events and activities for the first two weeks in May.

Schedule of Events:

May 1-5:

Finals Fairy with Library Services

Interactive week long scavenger hunt at Skillman Library! MORE

May 1:

Wear Green Day

Wear your favorite GREEN shirt to promote Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental Health Awareness Month Kickoff

Come and stop by Farinon to learn more about Mental Health Awareness and the many events happening over the next two weeks! 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Farinon

May 3:

Self-Care Resource Fair

As finals week approaches, the importance of self-care and taking an active role in your well-being becomes more important. Stop by Farinon for resources and giveaways in order to improve your mental, emotional and physical health!  Farinon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 5:

Therapy Dogs with The Lafayette Happiness Project

Fun interactive activity petting cute dogs and learning how to let all of the stress you are holding on to simply “pop or fly high.” 12-1 p.m. • Dyer Center

Petting Zoo Pop Up

It is all about animals today! Come out and pet them all while learning more about the supportive services available on campus. 4-6 p.m. • Quad

May 8-12:

Bubble Hunt: Finding the Fun in Finals

Get outside, it is good for your mental health! We encourage everyone to take a stroll around campus and find hidden bubble bottles!

May 9:

Mindfulness & Mini Horses with the Counseling Center

Take a break from studying for finals by interacting with Penelope & Pippa, two mini therapy horses, as well as brief sensory meditations! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Quad

May 12:

Arts & Crafts Pop Up

Come create art with us! We know that this is a stressful time of the semester and we want to engage in fun interactive arts and crafts activities together! 12-1 p.m. • Farinon

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