Every year, the first week of October is dedicated as Mental Health Awareness Week to raise awareness and fight stigma. Whether directly or indirectly, mental health affects us all. Join us for the following events during the week.
Graduate Student QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training
QPR is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues. It provides guidelines on how to question a person about suicidal thoughts, persuade them to get help and refer the person for help.
- October 5 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | via Zoom | Register through Reporter
Like speed dating, but with friends. Join our Mental Health Ambassadors to virtually connect with fellow students.
- October 7 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | via Zoom – go.ncsu.edu/speedfriending
National Depression Screening Day
Take an online screening through the Counseling Center.
- October 8 | All Day
Meet Your Pack
Students log onto zoom with their pets for everyone to meet (can be a picture if their pet is not at their current residence).
In place of our usual therapy dog events, we want to meet your pets. Join our MHAs and introduce us to your pack. Not currently living with your pet? Share a picture. All animals are welcome. Prepare to say awwww.
- October 8 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | via Zoom – go.ncsu.edu/meetyourpack
Pack Pals Program
Interested in making new connections? Sign-up to be paired with a fellow student pen pal. Exchanges will start in November through the winter break.
- Registration opens on October 5 – go.ncsu.edu/packpals