Office of Care and Civility

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016

The Office of Wellness Services recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week during the month of October. We will be offering workshops, trainings, and activities throughout the week to increase the awareness of and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Check out the 2016 Mental Illness Awareness Week schedule below:

Saturday, Oct. 1:

Join Team HSC at NAMIWalks. Check in: 7:30 AM, Start time: 9:00 AM, Trinity Park, Fort Worth

*Register for NAMIWalks HERE for FREE! #stigmafree

Monday, Oct. 3:

Celebrate National Day without Stigma as we “Stomp Out Stigma” and take the Unity Pledge. 12:00-1:00 PM, In Front of the Library

*To learn more about the Unity Pledge HERE. #stigmafighter

Tuesday, Oct. 4:

Join the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Tarrant County as they present “In Our Own Voice” – the reality of living with mental illness. 12:00-1:00 PM, MET 125, Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

*Presented by Chris Janvier and Rachel Lubke from NAMI of Tarrant County. This event is sponsored by The Student Diversity and Inclusion Team, The Psychiatry Club, and the MIND Committee! #IOOV

Wednesday, Oct. 5:

Join us for Suicide Prevention Training – Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). 12:05-12:55 PM, EAD 506, RSVP HERE, Bring your own lunch.

*All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend! Employees register HERE, select Training & Development, Training Enrollment, Search by Course Number. Use course number HW17SP. #gatekeeper

Thursday, Oct. 6:

Join us at “Individual OVER Disability” to learn how to separate the person from the diagnosis and recognize the disability. 12:05-12:55 PM, EAD 506, RSVP HERE, Bring your own lunch.

*Presented by Kristina Clark, Assistant Director of Disability Accommodations and Brandie Wiley, Enrollment Services Associate and Author. #ISeeYou

Friday, Oct. 7:

Rejuvenate, refocus, and relax through “Stretch and Refresh.” 12:05-12:50 PM, EAD 506, RSVP HERE, Bring your own lunch.

*Presented by Dr. Emily Mire, Director of The Office of Wellness Service and Chelsea Barron, Assistant Director, Office of Health Promotion. #selfcare

In support of self-care, all Fitness Center classes will be FREE to students Oct. 10-14 at the Fitness Center!!!