2019 Mental Health Awareness Week Event Schedule

Monday 9/23-Wednesday 9/25 there will be 1,000 flags placed on the Val quad to represent the number of college students who die by suicide each year in the United States. We hope this display raises awareness, opens a dialogue about issues college students face that contribute to suicide, and creates solidarity amongst the students on this campus. Sponsored by Active Minds

Events marked with * are ongoing weekly programs and ** indicates bi-weekly programs.

Monday 9/23

  • 12:00-1:00 PM Keefe Atrium--Sleep and Stress Table with the SHEs
  • 3:00-4:00 PM MRC, Keefe--Release*: a drop-in discussion focused on issues of race, ethnicity, and culture, facilitated by Darien McFadden, Counselor
  • 7:00-8:00PM Friedmann Room, Keefe Combating Loneliness and Finding Belonging at College with speaker Kurt Morris

Tuesday 9/24

  • 12:00-1:00 PM, Keefe Atrium--Sleep and Stress Table with the SHEs
  • 3:30-4:30 PM Frost Café--Meet, Greet, & Treat: come chat with people from the Counseling Center, Active Minds, SHEs, PAs, and the Wellness Team and get a free treat of your choice from the café.
  • 5:00-6:00 PM Chapin Chapel--Mindfulness Meditation* led by Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Wednesday 9/25

  • 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Keefe Atrium, and 5:30-7:30 PM Val--Survivor Support Resource Tables with the Pas
  • 12:00-1:00 PM, Keefe Atrium--Sleep and Stress Table with the SHEs
  • 3:30-4:30 PM CISE, Keefe--International Interactions**: join us to question, discuss, and share experiences of cultural transitions and differences, facilitated by Min Cheng, Counselor
  • 4:15-5:15 PM First Year Quad (rain location Conway Classroom, Alumni Gym) Yoga: Namaste Fitness, led by Chris Paradis

Thursday 9/26

  • 4:00-5:00 PM José Marti Room, Keefe--La Plática*: a weekly drop-in discussion centering Latinx students facilitated by Lola Brown, Counselor
  • 7:00-8:00 PM Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall, Science Center--Mastering Mindset: Join Professor Catherine Sanderson as she talks about her new book The Positive Shift. Raffle for 10 autographed copies. Food from Chipotle.

Friday 9/27

  • 3:00-4:00 PM QRC Keefe Queer Talk*: a drop-in discussion focused on the experiences of queer, trans, lesbian, gay and bisexual students, facilitated by Darien McFadden or Sarah Erickson, Counselors
  • 8:00-10:00 PM - Mount Holyoke College, Blanchard Great Room - Daphne Willis Concert & Open Mic. Mount Holyoke College in partnership with Amherst College Department of Health Education invite you to a free concert by Daphne Willis, a musician, singer-songwriter, and recovery advocate, who shares her own journey with substance use and mental health through music. The concert will be followed by an open mic at 9 p.m. where others can share their own stories of addiction and recovery. Meet us at MHC or fill out this form to sign up for transportation. For more information email she@amherst.edu.

Friday 10/4 - The Wellness Fair has been moved to 10/4 to avoid conflicting with the climate rally.

  • 12:00-2:00 PM Val Quad--The Wellness Fair: get to know the campus mental health and wellness resources, enjoy a free chair massage, games and giveaways  


Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Active Minds, Health Education, Athletics, the Resource Center Team, and Religious and Spiritual Life, and supported by the Community Mental Health Fund.