Upcoming Events

Fall 2018 Events:


Suicide Prevention Week Keynote Speaker – Wade Davis

9/20/18, 7:00pm, Jorgensen

UConn’s Suicide Prevention Committee, in partnership with SUBOG and Student Activities, is honored to host Wade Davis as our keynote speaker of this year’s Suicide Prevention Week.   Join us to hear more about Wade Davis’ personal journey lifting the “Mask of Masculinity,” and his reflections on the intersection of gender, race and mental health.  A former NFL player, Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker, and consultant on gender, race, and orientation equality.  He is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant, and consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection of sexism, racism, and homophobia.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit our Facebook Event


Forest Bathing

9/23/18, 3:00pm, UConn Forest

Join Counseling & Mental Health Services and the Asian American Cultural Center for a Forest Bathing practice!  Learn about the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and experience a guided walk and meditation through the UConn Forest.

Meet at the parking area by Horse Barn Hill. For more information, visit our Facebook Event


Field of Memories

9/24/18-9/28/18, all day, Fairfield Way at the Student Union

Visit the Active Minds table outside the Student Union to learn more about their work reducing stigma about mental health in college.  Observe the 1100 flags on the Student Union Lawn, which represent annual college student suicide deaths nationally.


Mindfulness Wheel

9/24/18 - 9/28/18, all day, Wellness & Prevention Services in South Wilson Hall

Learn about mindfulness practices and self-care.  Spin the wheel and earn giveaways!


Community Story Board

9/24/18 and 9/27/18, 1-4pm, Fairfield Way at the Student Union

Participate in an interactive storytelling experience with fellow Huskies!  Share your story of who and what makes up your UConn community.  Sponsored by UConn Community Standards and the Care Team.


Mindfulness Practice: Meditation with the SVSF Farmers

9/24/18 at 5pm, Gully Hall Garden

Join members of Spring Valley Student Farm in a guided meditation in the garden behind Gully Hall.


“Lift the Mask” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

9/24/18, 6:00pm, Student Union Theatre

Join Counseling & Mental Health Services and the Quell Foundation for a screening of the moving documentary about mental health and suicide prevention, “Lift the Mask: Portraits of Life with Mental Illness.”  From the onset of symptoms and the quest for a diagnosis, to managing the subsequent treatments and medications, the film’s subjects frankly discuss the most difficult moments of their journeys.  A panel discussion, including people featured in the film, will follow immediately after the screening.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit our Facebook Event


All the Feels: Creative Storytelling

9/25/18, 11am-2pm, Fairfield Way at the Student Union

Join Protect Our Pack and the Dean of Students office in an interactive activity that will allow students to connect, share their experiences, and have their voices heard in a creative format.


Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over Yet

9/26/18, 11am-2pm, Fairfield Way at the Student Union

Project Semicolon is a movement to support those who are struggling with mental illness.  Our goal is to create a community that listens, takes action, and provides hope, love and inspiration.  A semicolon is used when an author could have ended a sentence but chose not to.  You are the author and the sentence is your life.   Drop by for temporary tattoos, giveaways, and activities that support mental health!  Sponsored by Lambda Alpha Upsilon and the Women’s Center.


“Mental Health Allyship” – Out to Lunch lecture

9/27/18, 12:30-1:50pm, Rainbow Center (SU 403)

Rainbow Center, in collaboration with Counseling & Mental Health Services, welcome Dr. Jennifer Petro as she speaks about increasing access to gender affirming medical care as a public health intervention for suicide reduction.  Dr. Petro received her Doctorate of Psychology at Baylor University, and currently serves as the CMHS Assistant Director/Director of Training.


Stories of Gratitude

9/27/18, 3-4pm, ISSS office in McMahon Hall

A collaboration between International Students and Scholars’ Services (ISSS) and Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS), International Chat brings together international students, scholars, and their families in a warm and informal environment.  Connect with others in the UConn community through sharing stories of gratitude and writing letters to your loved ones, mailed by ISSS!

For more information, visit our Facebook Event


Student Voices Panel

9/27/18, 5:30-6:30pm, African American Cultural Center Community Room

At this panel discussion, hear moving stories from UConn students and learn how you can help!

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