September is Mental Health Month

Facility Maintenance Notice:

Due to facility maintenance, the Northwest Fitness (Turf and Squat Racks) area will be closed Wed-Sat (9/26-9/29). The BOX will remain open for your convenience.

Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018 by Erik D Unger under Featured, Wellness.

Fall Events

Ongoing Events


Edible Wisdom Online

Edible Wisdom On-line is a Canvas organization that allows you to learn about healthy eating on your own time and at your own pace. Simply self-enroll and select any topic that interests you.

Register today at https://recwell.uncg.edu/wellness/nutrition/

KORU: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:45 in the Student Health Center
(4-week series, pre-registration required)
Mindfulness and Meditation can be helpful for students who are feeling stressed and pressured, or who just want to get more satisfaction from their college experience. KORU participants will learn a variety of mindfulness skills to practice in and outside of the class. KORU provides an opportunity for students to incorporate mindfulness skills into their daily life, see themselves better at managing emotional stress, and lead healthier lives.

Mindful Mondays at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Mondays, 12:30 – 1:00
Looking for a more mindful way to start your week? Join us for Mindful Mondays, a weekly drop-in meditation program. The 30-minute silent meditation is facilitated by UNCG faculty and staff volunteers. First time meditators are especially welcome. No special postures or special clothes needed. Free and open to all. Location: Dillard Room.

August


Clothesline Project T Shirt Event

August 22nd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Willow Room in the EUC

The Clothesline Project is a display consisting of T-Shirts created by those directly affected by violence, and is displayed to honor victims/survivors. It is a means of expression for emotion, serves as a form of awareness, and brings education to our community about violence. The Clothesline Project for our UNCG community will be on display during Sexual Assault Awareness Week – the week of August 27-31. Help us honor victims/survivors by creating a T-Shirt during our Make Your Own T-Shirt Event to be displayed on the clothesline, hosted by the Campus Violence Response Center. The Create Your Own T-Shirt Event will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4-7pm in the Willow Room in the EUC. T-Shirts, paints, markers, snacks, music, and community provided – we just need you! We hope to see you there!

Clothesline Project Poster

The Clotheline Project

August 27th – 31st
Jackson Library and Stone Lawns
Description:A week-long display on the Jackson Library Lawn during Sexual Assault Awareness Week features shirts decorated by UNCG students, faculty, and staff. Each displayed shirt features a story of how violence has affected the shirt-maker. Materials are available to students who wish to make a shirt and add to the exhibit!

Take Back the Night Poster

Take Back the Night

August 29th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Jackson Library Lawn (College Ave)

An annual event as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week held early in the school year. Take Back the Night includes a march against violence and speak out where survivors are empowered to share their stories of healing after violence.

September – Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental Health Month Logo

Edible Wisdom Workshop

September 4th, 11th & 18th
Edible Wisdom is an in-person nutrition workshop series designed to fuse the professional recommendations of a Registered Dietitian and the practical advice of fellow peers to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to promote healthful eating habits. It is a 3-part series located in the Kaplan Center for Wellness (Room 205).

Register online at: https://recwell.uncg.edu/wellness/nutrition/

Pinwheels for Prevention Poster

Pinwheels for Prevention

September 5th – 20th
EUC Lawn

Join us at noon on September 5 to play a part in this annual tradition and plant a pinwheel on the lawn.

Colorful pinwheels will fill the EUC Lawn to symbolize the 1,100 college students lost to suicide each year in the US. Pinwheels highlight the need for awareness and a proactive response to the risk of suicide. #pinwheelsuncg

LGBTQ+ Speed Friending

Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00pm – 9pm
Cone Ballroom

Join us for a night of speed friending! This event will create an environment where members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies can come together to get to know each other beyond a digital screen. Come for the friends, stay for the ice cream bar and prizes!

Light the Night Poster

Light the Night Vigil for World Suicide Prevention Day

Tuesday, September 18th at 8:30pm – 10:00pm
EUC Lawn

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, light a candle to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a loved one, and for the survivors of suicide.

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
–St. Francis of Assisi

Phillip Roundtree Poster

Speaker Phillip Roundtree

Tuesday, September 11th 7:00
EUC Auditorium

“Black Mental Health Matters”
Recognizing the lack of emphasis placed on mental health and emotional awareness, Phillip Roundtree is speaking out. Driven by his professional and personal experiences, he champions mental health as an advocate for marginalized and underrepresented communities. The transparency Phillip brings to sharing his personal journey gives a face and a voice to living with depression and anxiety. Through his signature “This is what depression looks like” t-shirt, he offers hope to those who’ve yet to recognize their emotional and cognitive strength.

Phillip has been practicing professionally in the areas of behavioral health and child welfare since 2005. In addition, Phillip is a NASM certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Pro Natural Bodybuilder, and Powerlifting Competitor, and credits his athletic accomplishments with playing an integral role in enhancing his mental wellness. He’s been coaching both athletes and non-athletes for three years. Academic success has also been a source of strength for Phillip. He received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bloomsburg University (2005), a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University (2007), and a master’s degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania (2014).

Check Up From the Neck Up Poster

Check-Up from the Neck Up

POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER”
Two locations: Student Health Services and Office of Intercultural Engagement (062 EUC)

Stop by for a quick and easy mental health check-up and speak with a campus counselor! Take a quick check-up online at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/UNCG

Pinwheels for Prevention Poster

Film Screening – “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”

Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00
UNCG Auditorium

Join us for an exclusive community screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect.

The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.

The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis, while helping people find the support they need to stay alive, heal and #BeHereTomorrow!

Paws Event Poster

Pause for Paws

Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00
Moran Commons Fountain

Come out and make a new 4-legged friend! Activities will include aromatherapy from Spartan Scents, deep breathing with bubbles, and of course, puppies!

Arty Party: Painting a Path to Eating Disorder Recovery

Wednesday, September 26th7:00pm – 9:00pm
EUC Maple

Join us for an evening of guided painting and appetizers as we explore the impact of disordered eating and body image. Don’t let your mind bully your body! Registration required via Spartan Connect.

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Yoga Class on the Grass

EUC Lawn, 24th

Yoga lowers stress and calms the mind while elevating mood and energizing the body. Bring a towel or yoga mat and a water bottle. No experience necessary!

October


Free Anonymous HIV & STI Testing

October 11th from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Kaplan Center 2-Court Gym

Free HIV and STI testing. First come first served.

Intuitive Eating Workshop

October 17th, 24th & 31st: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
More information to come.