Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2024

April 25, 2024

Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP), and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), will collaborate for Mental Health Awareness Month this May. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) describes the awareness month as a “national movement, dedicated to eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.”

Add the Mental Health Awareness Calendar to your schedule, new events will be added throughout the month!  

Counseling & Psychological Services - Outreach Events 

Question, Persuade, and Refer Training

Join Dr. Jess Magallanes-Evans for QPR Gatekeeper training to learn about college student mental health, suicide prevention, and how you can help prevent suicide in the campus community. This is a small group training and sign-up is required (limit of 15 per group). 

Choose a training option below and register for QPR Training

  • May 20 - 2:30–4:30 PM (postponed, please sign up for May 30 or reach out to to be added to our interest list for future training dates. 
  • May 30 - 3:00–5:00 PM

Gender-Affirming Care Workshop | Sponsored by CAPS PEP and the Cantú Queer Center  (Will be rescheduled for a later date.)

May 23 from 3:005:00 PM at the Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room.
Curious about options for Gender-Affirming Care and how to access it? Join CAPS PEP and the Cantú Queer Center for an informational workshop on Gender Affirming Care, story sharing, and community building. 

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SHOP pop-ups around campus

  • May 8 - Cowell Student Health Center; 1:00–2:00 PM
  • May 31 - Cowell Student Health Center; 2:30–4:00 PM

Wellness Walk with Alex Jones

May 6, 2:00–3:30 PM | Meet at The ARC patio
Join the SHOP team for a wellness walk through campus with Alex Jones, our natural preserves steward. We will learn about the Ecology of Campus and do some mindfulness activities! 

Overcoming Your Fear of Finances w/ Slug Cents 

May 14, 12:00–1:00 PM at the Cowell Student Health Center, Mural Room 
Join SHOP and Slug Cents for a discussion on Financial wellness, budgeting, and self-compassion. Ike's sandwiches provided with registration. $50 gift card raffle! Registration Form for the Slug Cents Event

Mental Health Resource Fair | Presented by CHES

May 9, 1:00–3:00 PM in the Porter Quad
This event aims to provide a supportive and informative space for students to explore self-care practices, wellness resources, and mental health services on and off campus. Burritos and boba refreshments will be available to all!


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