Mental Illness Awareness Week: Fall 2018



Join the Office of Care and Civility October 8-12, 2018 for Mental Illness Awareness Week!

All Day All Week

Love Wall and Worry Wall: Come by and leave a short message of love, appreciation, or empty your mind of worries and doubts. Love and Worry Walls will be up all week for Mental Illness Awareness Week. We encourage you to participate as many times as you want! Join us at the MET Lounge from 8A-5P.

Other Campus Events

Monday 10/9 Stomp Out Stigma: Join us for our Stomp Out Stigma event for Mental Illness Awareness Week. We will have bubble wrap outside for you stomp on! Help bring awareness to the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Join us at the Library Mall from 11-1P. Take the Unity Pledge!

Tuesday 10/10 QPR Training (PS): How do you know if a friend needs help? Attend our Question – Persuade – Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training to find out. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Be a part of the “Chain of Survival”, because suicide is everybody’s business. *This event is a part of the “Passport To Success” offered by Student Affairs. Bring your lunch and we’ll bring dessert. Join us at the EAD 719 from 12-1P. Students RSVP HERE. Employees RSVP HERE by signing into the learning portal, and searching QPR through the “find learning” tab.

Thursday 10/11 Doug Segars, DOThe Office of Care and Civility and the Psychiatry club will be hosting Dr. Segars, DO of MHMR Tarrant to discuss Mental Illness. Join us at the EAD 406 from 12-1P. *This event is a part of the “Passport To Success” offered by Student Affairs.  Lunch will be provided for the first 50 people!  Students RSVP HERE!

Off Campus

NAMIWalks Tarrant County: National Alliance of Mental Illness is celebrating their 16th anniversary 5k NAMIWalk. Come take part in NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. Your support allows NAMI to continue offering free training for the public and law enforcement, educational materials, raise awareness and eliminate stigma associated with mental illness. Register HERE!

Previous Mental Illness Awareness Week Events:

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016