2020 SPRING SEMESTER
Mental Health Symposium Series
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join our community in exploring mental health from multiple angles. All events will also be lived streamed through our dedicated Zoom Link:
Identifying and Supporting Individuals with Distress
2 – 4 p.m. | du Bois, Aspen Room A
Sponsored by Counseling Services
Learn how to identify and support someone in distress through:
- a review of mental health statistics
- experiential discussion of signs and symptoms of emotional/psychological distress
- exploration of developmental and multicultural considerations
- education and warning signs
- strategies for response, referral, and support
The presentation and discussion will be facilitated by doctors Carl Dindo and Olivia Rios from NAU Counseling Services.
*It should be noted that this presentation will cover sensitive topics related to mental health that may be triggering to some.
All You Need Is Love: Cultivating Compassion for Yourself and Others
4 – 5:30 p.m. | Franke College of Business, Gardner Auditorium
Sponsored by Employee Assistance and Wellness
Were the Beatles right? Is love all we need? We live in a divisive, anxious, and violent world. It seems the virtues of love and compassion are hard to come by. Perhaps seen as weakness, or worse, luxuries. But what if compassion is fundamental to who we are as a species? What if compassion, the nurturance and fierceness of a mother for example are the revolution we need to heal our world? Come consider this important topic with us and how to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others.
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat
Doors open at 5:30 | Cline Library Auditorium
Sponsored by Health Promotion and STAC
Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger and fueling the body. However, in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming, and guilt-inducing instead. Mindful eating is a mindfulness-based practice with profound implications and applications for resolving problematic eating behaviors and developing self-care practices that support optimal well-being. During this interactive presentation, participants will apply their new skills with a facilitated mindful bite of chocolate.