Written by: Tiffany Bartell
Editor’s note: The following article is written by a counseling professional from Counseling Services in partnership with the Southern Accent.
Every semester, Counseling Services provides two outreach events on varying topics related to mental health. Last semester, Mental Wellness Week occurred the second week of classes and featured themes related to life balance, wellness and health, as it applies to mental health.
The second event last semester was the annual Depression Screening Day event where students could be screened for depression at a booth in the Bietz Center and pick up helpful resources and giveaways on the subject.
This semester, Counseling Services is excited to present two more outreach programs that you will not want to miss. An event centered on raising eating disorder awareness will take place on February 23 in the Bietz Center. The event is titled “Become a peer advocate! Your voice matters in building ED awareness” and will be located in the Bietz Center on that Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one-hour break for convocation.
The second event will be Stress Out Week and will take place February 28 to March 3. This event will have a double theme of providing tips and resources for dealing with the stress and pressure of midterms, as well as providing information on the mental health initiatives that Southern will be starting on campus.
Stay informed about these and other events by following Counseling Services on Instagram at @saucounseling.