Upcoming Events

Suicide Prevention Week 2020


Print out (here) or create your own sign of kindness to promote suicide prevention!
Hosted by SSS


9/18 - 9/26 All Week: Field of Memories 
hosted by Student Health and Wellness and UConn Active Minds
Join the virtual Field of Memories on social media! We encourage you to screen shot @UConnStudentHealth's FOM post, share a message of hope and show your support for suicide prevention by typing on the yellow flag. Tag @UConnStudentHealth & @ActiveMindsUConn and use #UConnSuicidePrevention!

Active Minds is also hosting virtual tabling sessions every day this week from 12-2 pm to support the virtual field of memories! Click here for the Zoom invite. Meeting ID: 937 7736 5669. Passcode: active


9/19, 9/26, 10/3 Saturday's 10am-4pm: Mental Health First Aid Certificate Training
hosted by Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, national certificate course that teaches participants how to respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges. The training teaches skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.
Participants will complete a two-step process, comprised of a 2-hour self-paced online class, followed by a 6-hour, instructor-led class on Zoom. The virtual training uses the newly revised curriculum with expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care.
Register here (choose one): September 19th, September 26th, or October 3rd.


9/23 – Wednesday 5pm-6pm: Guided Meditation
hosted  by Asian American Cultural Center, and SHaW
Join a guided meditation with SHaW's Health Educator, Nishelli Ahmed
Register here in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


9/24 – Thursday 5pm: Love & Kindness Meditation. Click here to join!
hosted by PRLACC and the Women's Center
Feeling stressed? Tired? Alone? Join the Women's Center & PRLACC for a virtual community meditation session centered on Love & Kindness!


9/24 – Thursday 3pm-5pm: A Deaf Perspective on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
hosted by University of Connecticut Interpreting Services
A moderated virtual discussion about mental health and intersectionality, from a Deaf perspective. People from marginalized communities experience disproportionate mental health diagnoses, and the suicide rate among these communities reflect similar data. Many of us are members of these groups in some way: we may be Deaf and Hard of Hearing, have visible or invisible disabilities, we may identify as LGBTQ+, or find our BIPOC identities adding to the risk factors we face trying to navigate community and resources. Our goal with this event is to foster conversations about how to tap into existing support networks and build new ones to keep ourselves and those we love safe. Feel free to ask honest questions without fear of reprisal. This is an inclusive space and we welcome all. ASL-English interpreters will interpret between ASL and English so all participants can communicate freely. This event will also be live captioned.
Register here in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


9/24 – Thursday 5:30pm: Student Voices Panel at the African American Cultural Center. Click here to join!
hosted by African American Cultural Center
At this virtual panel discussion, hear moving stories from UConn students and learn how you can help!


9/26 – Saturday 12:30pm-2:30pm: Rainbow Hike; Horsebarn Hill
hosted by Rainbow Center
Join the Rainbow Center on it's annual Rainbow Hike around Horsebarn Hill! Registration will be limited to the first 10 people, and masks will be required.
The meeting location will be disclosed in a subsequent email to the 10 registrants. Unfortunately, the limit of 10 is due to the Town of Mansfield's ban on large gatherings.
Registration Link

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