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Mental Health Screening & Awareness Week

Oct. 1-3, 2018

Monday, Oct. 1

  • 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Farmer's Market, Atwood Mall
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Depression Screening, Student Health Services, Hill Hall, First Floor

Tuesday, Oct. 2 

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. De-Stress with Pets: Kittens, Atwood Gallery
  • 2-4 p.m. Husky P.U.P.S. Drop-in Center Open House, Education Building A252
    • Light Refreshments
    • Prize drawing for attendees
    • Crafts and Games
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Depression Screening, Student Health Services, Hill Hall, First Floor

Wednesday, October 3rd

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mental Health Screening Day, Atwood Main Lounge
    • Take an online mental health screening; it's anonymous and confidential
    • Try VR Relax- a Virtual Reality relaxation program.  
    • Mental Health Campus resources will be available 
    • All participants in the screening will be signed up for a chance to win a prize
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. De-Stress with Pets: Dogs, Atwood Gallery
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Depression Screening, Student Health Services, Hill Hall, First Floor

Take an online mental health screening, anonymous and confidential: scsu.mn.mh-screening

There are several ways a person can get involved in Mental Health Screening and Awareness Week:

  • Share a video in your class or at a staff meeting
  • Provide extra credit for attending the Mental Health Screening Day or one of the other events during the week.
  • Schedule an R U Ok? presentation for your class or staff meeting. Contact Healthy Huskies (hlthpro@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-4850)
  • Direct students to campus resources.
    • Student Health Services will be offering and reviewing a Depression Screening tool during every appointment Oct. 1-3.
    • Counseling and Psychological Services will be setting aside crisis appointments in case students disclose concerns and need immediate attention.
    • Students can take a mental health assessment any time. It is completely confidential and provides information on campus resources: scsu.mn/mh-screening
  • Check in with a friend or colleague. Genuine concern, non-judgmental listening, and compassion strengthens community and is a protection factor against suicide.

As part of our JED Campus collaboration, Mental Health Screening and Awareness Week is an effort at St. Cloud State University to:

  • Ensure that emotional well-being is a campus wide responsibility
  • Promote help seeking behavior through destigmatization [sic] efforts and increased access to resource information
  • Provide robust screening opportunities at diverse touchpoints in the student experience

JED Campus is an initiative of the JED Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.

Questions? Contact Erica Karger-Gatzow (ehkargergatzow@stcloudstate.edu or 320-308-4874)

Mission

Healthy Huskies are a diverse group of students educating their peers about healthy habits while engaging in fun activities that build a healthy and happy campus. 

Healthy Huskies is a collaboration between Student Health Services and UChoose to enhance student success by creating health-supporting environments. Specific health-promotion initiatives aim to expand protective factors and campus strengths, and reduce personal, campus and community health risk factors. 

Staff and peer educators work with campus partners to increase awareness and improve health and wellness for all via marketing and media campaigns, campus outreach and presentations.

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Join Healthy Huskies

Looking for students willing to educate peers about healthy habits. Learn about Health Huskies internship and volunteer opportunities.

  • Connect with fun, non-judgmental people interested in wellness
  • Be a positive influence on campus
  • Develop skills in public speaking, marketing and outreach

Internship, Paid and Volunteer options available for Fall 2018! description and application (PDF)

 

More Information

 

Fall/Spring Semester Hours

11 a.m..-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Healthy Huskies location

247 Atwood Memorial Center
Phone: 320-308-4850
Email: hlthpro@stcloudstate.edu

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