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Accepting WE COACH Applications

Aug 20 - Sep 3
AppySync

WE COACH is accepting applications for the 2017/2018 Academic Year!

WE COACH (Wellness Educators Creating Opportunities And Casting Hope) is a new program offered through the Department of Wellness & Prevention Services. WE COACH will operate as a peer-to-peer guidance and resource sharing program in which Wellness Educator Coaches will chat openly with their fellow students in 30 minute private one-on-one sessions. Coaches will be trained and well-versed in the sharing of...

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1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Apr 15, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

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1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Feb 11, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

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1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Nov 12, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

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1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Sep 17, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballroom (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

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Koru Mindfulness Class Registration

Jun 6 - Jun 7
Plemmons Student Union

Open to faculty, staff and students

Koru Mindfulness is a 4 week course where you will learn mindfulness and meditation skills. Through learning how to be more mindful, you may experience less stress, better sleep and less self-judgment. Attendance at all four sessions is required. The reason for this is because students see the most benefit from the course when they attend all four sessions. Class is limited to 12 students and registration is on a first-come, first-served...

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Program Request - Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

The Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop is a 50 minute in-person experiential workshop where students will engage with three different mindfulness exercises and discussion about those exercises. Students will get the most out of this presentation if it is scheduled 2 - 4 weeks prior to the start of a Koru Mindfulness Class or a 1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat. View the Wellness and Prevention event calendar to see upcoming classes and...

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Request an In-Person Followup for the Online Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

The In-Person Follow Up for Online Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training is a customized talk designed to provide extra information regarding suicide prevention. The talk typically consists of extra information not covered in the online training but covered in the in-person training (statistics, myths vs. facts about suicide), and also typically includes a practice roleplay session. Other topics can be discussed, based on professor request.

All students must complete the Online...

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Health and Wellness Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Apr 20, 12 pm
PSU Rough Ridge 415

It is our collective hope to educate and inform the campus community of issues relevant to the health and well-being of students attending Appalachian State University.  Information regarding services rendered to students, types of cases managed in each of the collaborating units, and health-related behaviors of students attending Appalachian will be discussed.  Please note, each presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session, and a full panel discussion will occur at...

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Limited spaces available

Interfaith Prayer Table

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2 pm
PSU Solarium Foyer

Join Hillel and Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry at our interfaith prayer table. You are invited to add your prayers, remembrances and names of loved ones impacted by suicide to our community art project called the "Tree of Life".

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Peer Coaching

Wednesday, May 3, 12 pm
International Hallway - Plemmons Student Union

Peer Coaching is a walk-up service located in the student union International Hallway every Wednesday from 12pm - 3pm. Peer coaches are students, just like you, who are trained to help you make the most of your time at Appalachian. If you are struggling with something, are looking for resources, or just need someone to talk to, stop on by. No appointments are necessary. 

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Peer Coaching

Wednesday, Mar 8, 12 pm
International Hallway - Plemmons Student Union

Peer Coaching is a walk-up service located in the student union International Hallway every Wednesday from 12pm - 3pm. Peer coaches are students, just like you, who are trained to help you make the most of your time at Appalachian. If you are struggling with something, are looking for resources, or just need someone to talk to, stop on by. No appointments are necessary. 

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Repost:Rethink Trivia

Thursday, Mar 30, 3:30 pm
Roan Mountain Room (PSU 122)

Repost:Rethink Trivia is a presentation that provides information and skills about assessing the impact of social media posts, specifically as it relates to suicide prevention and mental health. 

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Suicide Prevention Training

Monday, Mar 27, 3 pm
Calloway Peak (137A)

What you will Learn:

Statistics about Suicide Myths about Suicide What to look for (Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide) How to Talk to Someone in Distress Where and How to Refer for More Help

Reasons to Participate

Learn SKILLS through role-plays and activities Extra Credit Slips offered to all attendants for participating classes All participants receive a Certificate of Participation
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3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Saturday, Apr 1, 1 pm
Legends

Check-in/Registration Time: 1:00 pm Walk Begins: 2:00 pm Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Alexa Cavas (info below) & Jessica Albright (albrightjj@appstate.edu)  Contact Phone: 252-292-5181  Contact Email: cavasalexa65@gmail.com

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk...

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Mental Health Monologues

Wednesday, Mar 29, 6 pm
Whitewater Lounge, Plemmons Student Union

Students actors will read anonymous monologues submitted by students regarding their experience with mental health. Come join the movement to make conversation about mental health less taboo. 

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4th Annual Suicide Remembrance Night

Tuesday, Mar 28, 6:30 pm
Solarium, Plemmons Student Union

Open to all. Please join us for a night of remembrance as we honor all those who have been affected by suicide.

The event will include a performance from ASU acapella group, The Mountain Ayers, as well as various speakers including Emily Brown, Appstate Alumni and founder of the Whistling and Company. 

You are not alone. There are people who have been where you are. Find hope in a community of people gathering to show they care.

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1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Mar 26, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballroom (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

Will you be attending?

1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, Jan 29, 1 pm
Blue Ridge Ballroom (PSU 201AB)

Come experience a 1/2 day mindfulness retreat. Learn skills that can help relieve stress, get you better sleep and help you experience less self-judgment. This will be a silent retreat where you will learn various different forms of meditation, eat mindfully and participate in basic yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you for yoga.

All levels are welcome. No prior experience in meditation is needed. Extra credit slips will be provided.

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Project Condom Team Registration

Wednesday, Jan 17, All Day

Wellness and Prevention Services and Appalachian Popular Programming Society Presents our 2nd annual Project Condom Fashion Show!

Sponsored by Global Protection and ONE Condoms, Project Condom is a merge between art and fashion and the promotion of safer sex for college-aged students. Based on the tv show Project Runway, teams of students will have to opportunity to create and showcase garments made entirely of condoms!

This year's theme is "Project Condom: All for ONE! ONE...

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Smalls Talk- Episode #4: Intimate Exchange

Nov 7 - Nov 16

Saray welcomes Appalachian's Associate Director for Student Engagement and Leadership Dustin Evatt, Assistant Professor in Leadership and Educational studies Dr. Brandy Bryson and Program Director for the Family and Marriage Therapy Dr. Nickolas Jordan to the studio for a discussion of relationships and sex. The group covers safer sex techniques, the importance of communication and shares resources to help you on your sexual health journey.

NOTE: The content of this podcast is...

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Suicide Prevention Trainings - Extra Credit Opportunity

Nov 14 - Nov 16

Check with your professor to see if they are offering extra credit for participation in Suicide Prevention Trainings. 

Learn stats and facts about suicide, warning signs and risk factors, how to help someone in distress, and where to refer to help. This is an interactive training that includes activities and roleplays. Extra credit slips will be provided and all participants receive a Certificate of Participation. 

Dates Monday November 14, 6pm - 8pm, Reich College of Ed...

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Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, Nov 16, 6 pm
Rough Ridge (PSU 415)

What you will Learn:

Statistics about Suicide Myths about Suicide What to look for (Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide) How to Talk to Someone in Distress Where and How to Refer for More Help

Reasons to Participate

Learn SKILLS through role-plays and activities Extra Credit Slips offered to all attendants for participating classes All participants receive a Certificate of Participation
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Suicide Prevention Training

Monday, Nov 14, 6 pm
Riech College of Education Room 227

SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. There is seating for 36 people. Come early to make sure you get a seat.

What you will Learn:

Statistics about Suicide Myths about Suicide What to look for (Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide) How to Talk to Someone in Distress Where and How to Refer for More Help

Reasons to Participate

Learn SKILLS through role-plays and activities Extra Credit Slips offered to all attendants for participating classes All...
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Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2 pm
Tater Hill (PSU 155)

What you will Learn:

Statistics about Suicide Myths about Suicide What to look for (Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide) How to Talk to Someone in Distress Where and How to Refer for More Help

Reasons to Participate

Learn SKILLS through role-plays and activities Extra Credit Slips offered to all attendants for participating classes All participants receive a Certificate of Participation
Will you be attending?
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