Mental Health Week highlights support and resources for students, April 10-15

SUNY New Paltz is honoring Mental Health Week 2022 with a full schedule of events from April 10-15 to help students build resilience and balance in all aspects of their lives and experiences: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, career and financial.

The main event is our campus Mental Health Fair on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Union. It’s a truly wonderful event, gathering a wide variety of resources for students together in one place, and helping students connect with one another and with expert professional staff. There will resiliency and depression screenings for those who want one. Above all else, the mission of the Fair is to make sure our entire campus community understands that help is available for those who may be struggling or want to learn ways to become more resilient. There will be a bunch of giveaways and raffles, too!

Beyond the Mental Health Fair, there are many other events planned for the week. The full schedule can be accessed here, but here are some highlights:

Use this QR code to view the full schedule of events on Engage

New this semester is a special spin class to kick the week off on Sunday, April 10 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Athletics & Wellness Center, hosted by the Center and the Holistic Hawks committee. A yoga class will be held on April 11 at 9 a.m. in AWC.

A special workshop on self-image will take place on Tuesday, April 12 from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Student Union Room 408. No Body Talk: Appreciating Qualities Other Than Appearances focuses on the power of compliments on smarts and talents.

Getting Better Sleep, happening Tuesday, April 12 from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Student Union Room 414, shows us the benefits of a good night’s sleep.

All the Feels: Emotional Intelligence will give participants the chance to write out and be open about their feelings on Wednesday, April 13 from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Student Union Room 414. Free journals will be provided!

Whether you recently had your heart broken, are happily living the single life, want to learn how to deal with breakups of friendships or are looking to support a friend, Getting Over Breakups is the workshop for you. Enjoy free pizza, snacks and drinks while learning to navigate the complicated dating world of today. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, April 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Union Room 414 and is facilitated by Professor Lisa Phillips and Honors Program students..

Other Mental Health Week events include special sessions for BIPOC and LBGTQ+ community members, as well as self-care workshops.

About Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is sponsored by the Holistic Hawks Committee, our campus chapter of Active Minds, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students via peer-to-peer dialogue, and is supported by the Mental Health & Wellness enhancement fund, the Holistic Hawks Committee, the Psychological Counseling Center, OASIS/Haven, the Psychological Resilience Project, the Center for Student Engagement, and many other campus clubs, organizations and on- and off-campus service providers, and is supported by the Mental Health & Wellness enhancement fund.