Be Well and OSU Women’s Center present “Brains in Gear: A Mental Health Series.” The events in this series have been created and produced by students through the help of Be Well Mini-Grants. Events in this series include “Clinical vs. Situational Depression,” “Healthy Computer Use,” “‘Madness’/Genius: A Historical Exploration,” “Superhuman Complex,” “Importance of Mental Health: A Cultural Lens,” and many more. Find the details below and please join us!
Keeping Your Mind Healthy:Memorial Union Quad Resource Exhibition
Imagine an exhibition hosting the resources available on and off of campus that focus onmental health help. You will see many of these resources at the MU Quad Monday, April 23rd.Come by to learn about the top ten diagnosed mental health disorders, research taking place oncampus that focuses on mental health, and resources available to those of us concerned with thehealth of ourselves and our brains.
Location: MU QuadDate: Monday, April 23Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Clinical vs. Situational Depression
What is the difference between clinical and situational depression? What type of depressionhave I experienced or am I experiencing? What help is available for those suffering fromdepression? How can I be connected to on and off campus resources? These questions and morewill be discussed by a CAPS professional at this event.
Location: Centro Cultural Cesar ChavezDate: Monday, April 23Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Healthy Computer Use
This event explores the health impacts of computer use and how and why to decrease the timewe spend in front of screens. Digital devices deprive the brain of needed downtime and canaffect sleeping patterns when used close to bedtime. Come to this event to learn more about ourdependency on computers.
Location: Native American LonghouseDate: Tuesday, April 24thTime: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
“Madness”/Genius: A Historical Exploration
Join us to learn about historical figures that have experienced mental health issues and havebeen influential in later generations but thought of as “mad” in their own generation.
Location: Black Cultural CenterDate: Tuesday, April 24thTime: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Meditation Classes (2)
Learn to concentrate while letting go of stress. In this one hour class you will learn severalmeditation techniques and experience a guided meditation. Class taught by Carolyn Schechtmanwho brings these techniques to Corvallis having spent more than a decade studying Meditationand Eastern Philosophy in India.
Location 1: Asian and Pacific Cultural CenterDate 1: Wednesday, April 25thTime 1: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location 2: Pride CenterDate 2: Friday, April 27thTime 2: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Super Human Complex
The Super Human Complex: the need to commit to too many tasks. At this event we willbecome aware of the ways that this complex plays out in our daily lives and discover tools thatcan help us decide what and how much we want to commit to. We will center this event on theideas of determining priorities, knowing our values, and using mission statements as a strategy toavoid overloading ourselves.
Location: Black Cultural CenterDate: Wednesday, April 25thTime: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Come learn how to use positive psychology for stress management. Positive psychologyencourages the use of gratitude lists, recognizing your wonderful character traits and using themto their full potential, and meditation to facilitate positivity. Michelle Ribiero from OSU CAPSalong with OSU Women’s Center staff will present information and facilitate an interactivediscussion on positive psychology and how to use it.
Location: Women’s CenterDate: Thursday, April 26thTime: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Importance of Mental Health: A Cultural Lens
This presentation focuses on exploring the ways different cultures approach and value mentalhealth. A panel of students/staff/faculty from other countries will come together to discuss andanswer questions about how the importance of mental health is viewed in other cultures.
Location: Women’s CenterDate: Thursday, April 26thTime: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Exercise for Brain Health
Learn about how exercise can influence your mental health. Research has shownthat exercise can increase the size of brain areas that shrink during depressive episodes[Phelps, psycheducation.org]. We will also discover ways to implement exercise on very smallscales when you may not have time to exercise a lot.
Location: Dixon Recreation CenterDate: Friday, April 27thTime: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
For questions or concerns please contact Jessica Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org