Events

Webinar:  “Black Men & Mental Health: Understand Their Needs & Break Down Barriers.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, PAC Conference Room E
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Minority students – including black men – are at a greater risk for mental health difficulties. Barriers exist, making it difficult for black men to reach out for help when they need it most. Stigmas surrounding seeking help, worries about expressing vulnerable emotions, and pressures to endorse traditional masculinity compound these struggles. Webinar presenters, Dr Gregory Eells and Dr Jihad Aziz offer specific strategies that can be implemented to break down barriers for Black men on campus.  They will explain how minority status often undermines social supports and access to needed care, and review cultural identity theory as it relates to mental health.  The Cornell University’s Let’s Talk Program, a proven initiative for successfully helping Black male students, will also be discussed. This Webinar is sponsored by the UIS Counseling Center and the Diversity Center.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center and Diversity Center
Please contact Judy L Shipp, jship1@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Welcome” Information Table

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stop by our table and receive a free gift.
Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Alcohol & Drug Recovery Month” Information Table

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

National Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.   Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, that treatment is effective, and that people can and do recover.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Domestic Violence Awareness” Information Table

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent is to connect advocates across the nation who are working to end violence against women and their children.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Red Ribbon/NCAAW” Information Table

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.  Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Great American Smoke Out” Information Table

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit.

In many towns and communities, local volunteers use this day to publicize the need to quit, and press for laws that control tobacco use and discourage teens from starting, and support people who want to quit.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

“Drunk, Drugged, Driving 3-D” Information Table

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands have been injured. You can help stop distracted driving. Change your driving habits and help your family members do the same by learning about the dangers of distracted driving.

Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

 

“Finals Week Stress Tips” Information Table

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, PAC Concourse
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stop by our table and receive a free gift.
Sponsored by UIS Counseling Center
Please contact Valerie Gebhardt, vscar2@uis.edu, 217.206.7122 for further information

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