Special Events

  • 10/8 10/8-10/13: Mental Illness Awareness Week Events

    USG Student Services Committee, Counseling and Mental Health Services, NAMI, and Active Minds are collaborating to host a week to spread awareness about Mental Illness and to address stigma that comes with it.

    Monday, October 8th
    • Scare The Stigma[10AM-4PM at the Student Union]
      • Learn more about stigmas regarding mental health issues as well as resources offered at CMHS. SPOOKY treats may be served! Get tatted to represent mental health advocacy! Hosted by Active Minds.
    Tuesday, October 9th
    • Stomp The Stigma [10AM-4PM at Fairfield Way] 
      • Have fun stomping on balloons to dispel stigma! At this table, students will write a stigmatizing phrase or sentence relating to mental health onto balloons and stomp on it. Learn more about services offered at CMHS! Hosted by USG and NAMI.
    • New USG Mental Health & Wellness Sub-Committee[10AM-4PM in the Student Union]
      • Learn about the new Mental Health & Wellness Sub-Committee created as a task force of students that advocate for mental, physical, and sexual health of fellow Huskies on campus. Hosted by USG Student Services Committee.
    • NAMI "In Your Own Voice" Guest Speaker [6:30-7:30PM at Student Union Room 325]
      • Come to this interactive story telling experience led by people who have lived with mental illness. It's time to stop the stigma! Hosted by NAMI.
    Wednesday, October 10th
    • World Mental Health Day Wreath[Entire Day at the Student Union]
      • Tie a green ribbon on Wreaths in front of the Student Union entrances to commemorate World Mental Health Day in support of those who suffer from mental illnesses and to spread awareness about the issue.
    Thursday, October 11th
    •  “Social Disconnection as a Public Health Concern” Academic Lecture with Dr. Julianne Holt Lunstad [12:30PM-1:30PM at the Dodd Research Center]
    • "Lonely Campus: Social Connection in the Age of Digital Despair" Keynote Speaker & Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad [6:00-7:30PM at the Student Union Theatre]
      • Learn more about how loneliness affects mental health and overall wellness - especially in this age of social media. This panel discussion and Q&A will feature Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, as well as UConn’s very own Professor Gina Barrecca, CMHS Director Dr. Betsy Cracco, and students Alondra Marmolejos and Derek Pan. Sponsored by CMHS, InCHIP, and USG.
    Saturday, October 13th
    • UConn HELPS (Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide)[10AM-12PM at McHugh 202]
      • Learn crucial skills to help peers get the help they need in a mental health crisis! Class of 40. Please RSVP, contact studentservices@usg.uconn.edu. Hosted by USG in collaboration with CMHS.
    For more information, contact: Derek Pan at studentservices@usg.uconn.edu