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2017 Events

Thursday 9/21/17


“To Write Love on Her Arms” Movie Showing

 6:00pm at Laurel Hall 101
Come to this FREE screening of the movie “To Write Love on Her Arms,” which depicts the story that kicked off the TWLOHA global movement.
Sponsored by UConn Women’s Center and the UConn Recovery Community

Saturday 9/23/17


10:00am, Great River Park, Hartford

Shuttle leaves UConn at 8:00am
Raise awareness about suicide in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To join this walk, please RSVP to by Wednesday 9/20/17.
Sponsored by UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services

Sunday 9/24/17


UConn Forest

2:00pm (meet at the Dairy Bar)
Learn about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, and join a guided meditation in the UConn Forest. CAHNR faculty will be joining to educate students about the UConn Forest as we explore our natural surrounds. The first 25 participants will get free ice cream from the Dairy Bar!
Sponsored by UConn Asian American Cultural Center and the College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources

Monday 9/25/17 –
Friday 9/29/17

Student Union Lawn

The Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year. Stop by the Student Union Lawn to meet with Active Minds members and learn about suicide prevention.
Sponsored by UConn Active Minds

Monday 9/25/17 –
Friday 9/29/17


“Madness in America” exhibit by the Museum of disAbility History

Center for Students with Disabilities, Wilbur Cross 204
This exhibit provides an overview of the history of mental health in the U.S., including the development and expansion of mental institutions, changes in medical care and treatment, and contributions by individuals who were recipients of mental health services.
Sponsored by UConn Center for Students with Disabilities

Monday 9/25/17 –
Wednesday 9/27/17


Play the Mindfulness Wheel

Wellness & Prevention Services, South Wilson Hall Rm 125
Stop by throughout the day to play the Mindfulness Wheel!  Learn more about how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life, and win some fantastic prizes!
Sponsored by Wellness & Prevention Services


Monday 9/25/17


A Place Called Hope: Birds of Prey

6:00pm, Next Generation Hall Forum Room

A Place Called Hope is a rehabilitation and education center for birds of prey.  In this special event, staff from A Place Called Hope will bring four of their birds to UConn.  Learn about the birds’ stories of struggle and survival, while getting an up-close look at birds of prey.
Sponsored by UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services and First Year Programs & Learning Communities

Tuesday 9/26/17


ISSS Chat Group

3:00pm, International Students & Scholars Services, McMahon Hall
Join ISSS at our ongoing Chat group to learn about mental health and suicide prevention while connecting with other international students.  Snacks, tea and coffee provided!
Sponsored by UConn International Students & Scholars Services and Counseling & Mental Health Services

Tuesday 9/26/17


Garden of Intentions/Jardín de Intenciones

5:00pm, Student Union Terrace
Learn about suicide prevention and the positive mental health benefits of gardening!
Sponsored by UConn Puerto Rican & Latin American Cultural Center and the Spring Valley Student Farm

Wednesday, 9/27/17


“LGBTQ Identity Development: Trends, Issues, and Treatment Considerations” with Dr. Laura Saunders

12:00pm, at the Rainbow Center
This informative and engaging presentation by Laura Saunders, Psy.D., will address mental health and suicide prevention in the LGBTQIA youth community.  Remember to BYO lunch!
Sponsored by the UConn Rainbow Center

Wednesday, 9/27/17


Key Note Speaker: Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms

7:00pm, Jorgensen Theater
Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  Now a global phenomenon, TWLOHA began as the simple attempt to tell the story of a friend in need, reminding us all that “You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.” 
Sponsored by UConn Student Union Board of Governors and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee

Thursday, 9/28/17


Student Voices Panel

5:30pm, at the African American Cultural Center
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. We have an opportunity to make a difference in our community. At this panel discussion, hear moving stories from UConn students and learn how you can help!
Sponsored by the UConn African American Cultural Center

Friday, 9/29/17


Maker Workshop: Connect through Making!

 3:00-5:00pm, at the Learning Community Innovation Zone
Join students in a hands-on building activity in UConn’s maker space, and learn more about emotional health and wellness!
Sponsored by UConn First Year Programs & Learning Communities