Mental Health Awareness Day highlights support and resources for students, March 28

The spring 2023 Mental Health Awareness Day is taking place this Tuesday, March 28.

The main event is the Mental Health Fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Union 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room.  The fair provides an opportunity for students to connect with campus and community resources and learn more about careers in mental health. There will be free raffles, giveaways and refreshments will be provided. 

Special break-out programs include:

Art for Mental Health,  11 a.m  – 2 p.m. (SUB 204)  Students are invited to contribute their creative expressions to a collaborative mural that will help illustrate the various perspectives on what mental health looks like at SUNY New Paltz. Paints, colored pencils, crayons, collage materials and other drawing materials will be provided.  ALL expressions are welcomed!

Career Walk & Talk, Click here to schedule (Humanities 105) The Career Resource Center is hosting sessions throughout the day for students to chat about career-related concerns.

Stronger Through Struggle, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (SUB MPR pre-function space). ‘Stronger Through Struggle’ is a consciousness-raising, visual ‘Post-It’ initiative to share and celebrate the resiliency tools we used when we experienced a past struggle, and ways to ‘grow’ our skills for working through challenging situations in the future.

LGBTQ+ Community and Allies Encouragement and Affirmations, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (SUB MPR) Students are welcome to stop by the LGBTQ+ table at the Mental Health Fair to write a note of encouragement.

More information about the programs can be found at:

About the Mental Health Fair

This year’s event is sponsored by Active Minds, Holistic Hawks Well-Being Committee, and the New Paltz Psychology Association. Holistic Hawks is the campus Well-Being Committee comprised of faculty, staff and students whose mission is to foster resilience and balance in all aspects of a student’s life. Key collaborators include the Psychological Counseling Center, Oasis/Haven Hotlines and Walk-in Center, and the Student Psychological Resilience Project.