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Mental Health Series

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Fall 2019 Mental Health Series Schedule

All students are welcome and no registration is required.

September 17: Relaxation & Resilience  |  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

Learn ways to improve your relaxation and resiliency skills to boost your emotional and mental capacities. Together we will discuss and practice ways to enhance these areas, as well as your grit, stress management and overall well-being.

September 20: Let's Talk: Suicide Prevention Awareness
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! It is a time to talk about topics relating to depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention, promote resources and awareness, how you can help others, and how to talk about suicide with others!

September 24: Manage Stress ... Before it Manages You! | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
320 Student Union

No one is immune from stress, so how do we manage it? We will discuss how stress affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We will discuss the differences between “healthy” stress and “unhealthy” stress and how to best manage it throughout your college experience.

October 1: Anxiety Workshop | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

Stress, low mood and anxiety can affect many people at different times in their lives. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, evidence-based treatment for many problems, including anxiety. It is based on the idea that thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors affect the way we feel. This workshop will focus on better understanding anxiety, where anxiety comes from, and how to manage and decrease symptoms of anxiety. You can expect to walk away with more information, a better understanding of how stress and anxiety impact you, and how to better manage it!

October 8: Time Management Workshop | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sequoyah Room, 280 Student Union

This series will focus on how to best utilize your time while in college: balancing life, school, work, and fun! Expect to walk away with concrete ideas, things to try, and recommendations from mental health professionals!

October 15: Test Anxiety Workshop | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Event Room, Edmon Low Library, Room 109H

Test anxiety is a performance anxiety and it affects about 1/3 of college students. Test anxiety includes physical symptoms, worried thoughts, and anxious study strategies that can interfere with studying and test performance. These symptoms often create a harmful cycle of disappointing test performance, higher stress, lower confidence, and more anxiety. This series will focus on the origins of test anxiety, better understanding how to use it for betterment, and relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind!

October 22: Depression Workshop | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

In this Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) oriented workshop, you’ll learn to recognize how your thinking affects your mood. It is based on the idea that thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors affect the way we feel and what we do. This workshop will focus on better understanding depression and learn strategies to modify negative thoughts which can help improve your mood.

October 29: I<3 Me: Building Self-Esteem & Confidence | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sequoyah Room, 280 Student Union

Our self-esteem is defined as how we value and perceive ourselves, which can have a huge impact on how we see the world, our relationships, and our role within them. We will take time to better understand who we are and our values so that we can work towards increased self-acceptance, self-compassion, and confidence.

November 5: Coping Skills Building | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Event Room, Edmon Low Library, Room 109H

In this series, we will focus on both broad and specific ways that research has shown to help manage stress, increase focus, and increase relaxation. Expect to walk away with things you may already do well, things you will want to try, and bad habits that you'll want to stop!

November 12: Improving Communication | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sequoyah Room, 280 Student Union

This series will focus on the basics of communication that can benefit all of your interactions, from friendships to talking with your boss or professor. We will also focus on more advanced communication concepts that boost specific communication skills, such as expressing feelings, dealing with conflict, and negotiation.

November 19: Cognitive Coaching: ADHD & Beyond | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can often send your most important relationships, jobs, academic performance off the rails. Distraction, procrastination, and other ADHD symptoms can make life difficult. Get help with planning, organization, time management, distractibility, and procrastination for students with ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms.

November 25: Yoga Therapy | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

Yoga offers us the tools to meet our daily stressors with clarity, compassion, and effectiveness. In this session, we’ll utilize specific yoga postures, meditation, breathwork and mantra to meet anxiety, stress and the like.

December 3: Healthy Relationships | 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Reboot Center, 320W Student Union

Whether it be romantic, familial, or friend relationships, creating and maintaining healthy relationships is vital to our health and well-being. Discussion will include defining boundaries, aspects of healthy & unhealthy relationships, consent, dating violence and effective communication skills.