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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 9/20/17.
Sponsored by UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services
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 –
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 –
“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 –
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
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
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
“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
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
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