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Recovery Workshop: Recovery is a Process, Not an Event: Stigma, Language, & Advocacy

Friday, Apr 6, 1 pm
Plemmons Student Union Room 122

Friday, April 6, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina North Western Region is hosting a workshop, Recovery is a Process, Not an Event: Stigma, Language, & Advocacy. The workshop is held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union Room 122. This free workshop provides education on substance use disorder, recovery care resources, and strategies for improving the culture of our workplaces to promote health seeking. The event is open to the public. Three hours of continuing...

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Elisabeth Cavallaro commented on the event 2nd Annual Mental Health Monologues

Semicolon Week

Apr 15 - Apr 21

"A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life." -Project Semicolon

The conversation starts here and now. This is not the end of your story, but it's only the start. With the semicolon, know that your sentence will continue. The purpose of Semicolon Week is very simple. Rather than standing idle and allowing the story to end with a period, we're here to work towards continuance with the...

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Bridge of Hope Banquet

Saturday, Apr 21, 7 pm
Parkway Ballroom (PSU 420)

Contact Brandon Southard (southardbd@appstate.edu) to get tickets and support a new fund designed to help students who need, but can't afford, off-campus mental health counseling.

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Dunk for Awareness

Friday, Apr 20, 11 am
Sanford Mall

Try to dunk brothers of Alpha Gamma Omega and University Police and raise money for a new fund designed to help students who need, but can't afford, off-campus mental health counseling.

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Pill Collection Day

Thursday, Mar 22, 10 am
1st Floor in front of Cascades - Plemmons Student Union

Have you got a some medicine that you aren't going to use anymore, either because it's expired or you just don't need it any longer? Have you been wanting to get rid of it? We're going to make it super easy for you to do just that. Drop off opened medication that you no longer need OR donate unopened medication to those in need. 

Step 1: Gather up your expired or extra medication that you no longer need. All prescription and non-prescription medication is accepted.

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4th Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Saturday, Apr 21, 4 pm
Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)

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Check-in/Registration Time: 4pm Walk Begins: 4:30pm Walk Ends: 6pm

For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Frank Batts Contact Phone: 828-262-3148 Contact Email: battsrf@appstate.edu

Online registration closes at noon (local time) 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 donations are accepted until June...

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Sex(ED) The Movie

Thursday, Mar 22, 5:30 pm
PSU Linville Falls 226

How did you learn about sex?

Wellness and Prevention Services will host a showing and discussion of Sex (ED) The Movie. Produced and directed by Brenda Goodman, this film shows the evolution sex education in the US from the early 1900s to the present. A mix of humor and shock, Sex (ED) The Movie reveals how sex education affects identity, relationships, and intimacy within our culture. 

Viewing of the film will be followed with a brief discussion. 

Extra Credit...

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2nd Annual Mental Health Monologues

Wednesday, Apr 18, 8 pm
Whitewater Lounge (PSU 220)

App State students and staff anonymously submitted their stories regarding what it's like to live with a mental health condition. Talented student actors have taken those stories and will passionately present them. After the show, please stay for a panel discussion featuring professionals from across campus.

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Meg Julian

This sounds amazing. I hope to bring four friends with me, for a total of 5.

Elisabeth Cavallaro

Yay Meg! I recommend arriving just a little early, since last year we had a full house. That way, you and your friends can all sit together.

5th Annual Suicide Remembrance Night

Tuesday, Apr 17, 6:30 pm
Solarium (Plemmons Student Union - 1st Floor)

Open to all. Please join us for a night of remembrance in honor of those who have been impacted by suicide.

The event will include a performance from ASU acapella group, Strong Ties, as well as various speakers including Kyra Patel, Appstate Alumna and founder of Suicide Remembrance Night. 

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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Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving after a Suicide Attempt with Kevin Hines

Monday, Apr 16, 6:30 pm
Boone United Methodist Church: 471 New Market Blvd, Boone, NC 28607, USA

Hosted by the Appalachian Regional Library and made possible through funds from the Good Neighbor series of grant-supported programming on mental wellness and well-being.

Hear Kevin Hines, author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt tell his story and spread his message of hope.

About Kevin Hines (adapted from http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/bio/):  In September 2000, Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived....He survived,...

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Request a Nutrition Tour!

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a nutrition tour with the Graduate Nutrition Intern of Wellness and Prevention Services. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. Be sure to provide 3 dates that are 2 weeks out from the day that you submit the request. Requests submitted less than 2 weeks prior to the event date will be denied. Please review the event options: 

Grocery Store Tour

App State Grocery Store Tours are designed to enhance food...

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Appalachian Wellness Summit Registration

Complete this registration form to register for the Appalachian Wellness Summit.  

Lunch will be made available for those that register by Thursday February 8th at 11:59pm. 

General registration will be open until Saturday February 17th. 

For questions or concerns, please contact Saray Smalls, Student Wellness Coordinator, at smallsts@appstate.edu. 

 

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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Relax Yosef

Sunday, Apr 15, 2 pm
MacRae Peak (PSU 137B)

Come learn mindfulness techniques that can help reduce stress and engage with a panel of App students to learn how to use mindfulness in your life.

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

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Relax Yosef

Sunday, Feb 11, 2 pm
PSU 201AB - Blue Ridge Ballrooms

Come learn mindfulnesss techniques that can help reduce stress and engage with a panel of App students to learn how to use mindfulness in your life.

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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