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UNCG will mark Mental Health Month in the coming weeks. This will be a time when students are encouraged to ask – ask for help, ask for information, and ask a friend, “Are you OK?” This message not only fits perfectly with the UNCG culture of care, it also addresses a deep societal need.

Some offerings this month:

Mental Health Screening Day
This will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be two screening sites available on campus: Office of Multicultural Affairs (EUC ground floor) and The Counseling Center (Student Health Center, 2nd floor).
Visit studenthealth.uncg.edu to complete an online screening. Bring it to the event to meet one-on-one with a mental health professional.

“Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom”
Comedian and Writer Sara Benincasa – Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. – EUC Auditorium

Yoga on Kaplan Commons
Thursday, September 18 – 5 p.m – EUC Lawn

“Silver Linings Playbook” – September 27 – 29, 7 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 2 pm on Sunday, EUC Auditorium


A Lunch & Learn series is offered. All Lunch & Learns will take place in the Faculty Center from noon – 1 p.m. Bring your lunch – drinks and desserts will be provided:

Wednesday, September 4 – Intro to Zen Buddhist Meditation
Dr. Mark Villacorta, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Tuesday, September 17 – Have You Seen My Mojo?
Ericka Gonzalez, Office of Leadership & Service-Learning

Thursday, September 19 – Spiritual Health
Andrew Mails and Kevin Matthews, Campus Ministries

Monday, September 23 – Brain Mapping 101: Applying Neuroscience in Daily Life
Dr. Jane Myers, Dept. of Counseling and Educational Development

Tuesday, September 24 – “A Single Story” and discussion about culture, values and mental health.
Dr. Alice Franks and Dr. Lori Hinsley, The Counseling Center

See details at http://shs.uncg.edu/mental-health-month/.

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