California State University, Northridge will host its second annual campus-wide “Welcome to Wellness Day” on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Student Union.
The event is designed to draw student attention to the variety of wellness resources – from mental health services to the Klotz Student Health Center – available on campus.
“The idea here is to not only introduce CSUN students to health and wellness resources across campus as they arrive and begin their academic journey as a Matador and community member, but to also create a buzz for the opening of the Wellness Center in 2015 – which will undoubtedly take CSUN’s efforts in regards to health and wellness to the next level,” said Andrea Elzy, the coordinator of CSUN’s Peer Education Programs. “Mental health and overall wellness outreach, prevention and awareness are all areas which we hope to get students engaged in while also allowing for an opportunity for them to get to know their fellow peers and university.”
The University Student Union, the Klotz Student Health Center and University Counseling Services will host a tabling fair with representatives from various health and wellness organizations, as well as workshops and activities for students to attend, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Student Alix Oddo, a member of the BLUES Project, will give a presentation on depression prevention. She will discuss warning signs, symptoms and ways to help a friend, as well as resources for students on campus who may be experiencing depression. Her talk is scheduled to take place in the Granada Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
University Counseling Services will host a body-esteem boot camp including discussion about body image and self-love regardless of shape or size. Veronica Sullivan is scheduled to lead the Body Esteem Boot Camp in the Balboa Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
“We’ve Got Your Back: A Guide to Caring for Your Back” is scheduled to take place in the Reseda Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. In this workshop Dr. Robert Patterson – a chiropractor with CSUN’s Klotz Student Health Center – will demonstrate the best practices for lifting and carrying books and backpacks, as well as postures for watching TV, gardening and using the computer.
A workshop on safer partying habits created by the Klotz Student Health Center is scheduled to take place in the Balboa Room from 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Clinician Amy Rosenblatt, a staff member at the University Counseling Services, will be exploring a myriad of ways to manage anxiety in her Anxiety Management presentation scheduled to take place in the Reseda Room from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
The Mindfulness Workshop will promote relaxation and awareness of strategies to more effectively manage stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and sadness. Lead by clinicians Nathan Edwards, Steven Silver and Stephanie Van Stralen of the University Counseling Services, the workshop will also include experiential exercises as well as discussions about everyday uses of mindfulness and is scheduled to take place in the Granada Room from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Araceli Mejia, a clinical staff member at the University Counseling Services, will be leading a self-esteem workshop scheduled to take place in the Granada Room from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will introduce students to various ways of boosting their self-esteem.
Project DATE will be sponsoring “Can I Kiss You?” a discussion-based workshop built around the issue of consent and healthy dating habits. Marriage and family therapist Maggie Stoicof will lead the talk scheduled to take place in the Balboa Room from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Eating on campus and on a budget can easily be one of the biggest struggles a college student faces while trying to maintain healthy eating habits. Students can join in on a discussion-based forum scheduled to take place in the Reseda Room from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
For more information on the Klotz Student Health Center and all the services it provides visit http://www.csun.edu/shc. For more information on University Counseling Services and the services they provide please visit: http://www.csun.edu/counseling.