The Counseling Center partners with colleagues, departments, and student groups across campus to promote mental health and wellbeing. Our recurring events, campaigns, and outreach programming focus on destigmatizing the topic of mental health, encouraging self-care, and bringing awareness to some of the wellness issues our campus community faces. 

Stress Less Week

Academics can be stressful for many of us, especially toward the end of the term. Stress Less is designed to create opportunities for you to explore different ways to practice self-care and find techniques to de-stress during some of the hardest parts of the year. These events are hosted during week 10 of fall, winter, and spring terms. Everyone manages the stress of classes differently, but we are here to support you through those times.

All Sizes Fit

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and acceptance and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

  • Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
  • Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

It embraces the "Health at Every Size" philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of weight loss. Instead of dieting or focusing on a specific weight, we encourage: regular activity that is enjoyable, stress management, and healthy emotional awareness and coping.

All Sizes Fit includes an art show, with Duck Store gift certificates awarded for the top creations. For more information, contact Suzie Stadelman, Education and Prevention Outreach Coordinator.

Sign Up for the 2020 All Sizes Fit Art Show

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health. The campus community holds a variety of awareness and education events throughout the month.

Movember

Movember is an annual event which takes place every November and sees men across the world grow mustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. The University of Oregon participates by highlighting ongoing resources and hosting special events with the goals of increasing help-seeking behavior, decreasing risk-taking behavior, deconstructing harmful expressions of masculinity, normalizing open dialogue among men, and identifying positive aspects of masculinity and being a man.

Upcoming Events

Jan 24
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment12:00 a.m.

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All...
January 1 2019–February 17 2020
University Health & Counseling Center, 201

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

All entries due by Monday, February 17, 2020. After we receive your piece we will send another form for you to complete where you can share more about your piece (e.g. title, artist statement, etc.)

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Gj2ScYNXMI7EdD

1st Place Prize: $100 Duck Store Gift Certificate
2nd Place Prize: $75 Duck Store Gift Certificate
3rd Place Prize: $50 Duck Store Gift Certificate
Honorable Mentions (10): $10 Duck Store Gift Certificates

For any questions please contact Suzie Stadelman at sstadelm@uoregon.edu

We will accept entries from non-UO students, but only current UO students are eligible to win prizes. All entries will be screened to make sure they don't contain triggering or inappropriate imagery.

Jan 25
Dogs at the Duck Nest11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some dogs and destress for the day. We love having the dogs come visit us and they love seeing you! PAAWS is a Eugene, Oregon based...
November 2 2019–February 22 2020
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Stop by the Duck Nest to pet some dogs and destress for the day. We love having the dogs come visit us and they love seeing you!

PAAWS is a Eugene, Oregon based support and networking organization for teams registered or certified with a recognized therapy animal organization.

Jan 28
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources9:00 a.m.

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to: Increase skills...
January 28 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Straub Hall, 251

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:

Increase skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. Increase comfort to engage with a student in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help. Refresh knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.

If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here. 

The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here. 

If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.

Jan 28
OM1:30 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 1 2019–March 10 2020
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)

Jan 28
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group 5:00 p.m.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present....
January 14 2020–June 28 2022
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/

SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.

For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence. 

Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free. 

Jan 29
Free Chair Massage10:00 a.m.

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy...
January 29 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy program.

We'll have 1 massage therapist available, so hurry by!

Jan 29
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to drop in to this free workshop.
January 8–March 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to drop in to this free workshop.

Jan 30
Black Mental Health on College Campuses2:00 p.m.

Why don’t black people talk about mental health? What are the mental health needs of black college students? Where do I find the support I need as a black student on...
January 30 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Why don’t black people talk about mental health? What are the mental health needs of black college students? Where do I find the support I need as a black student on campus?

Culture - a person's beliefs, norms, values and language - plays a key role in every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. Mental illness doesn't discriminate but people do. People of color in the United States battle with microaggressions, cultural/religious/language barriers, and negative stereotypes. Making asking for help even more challenging, additionally students of color often face historical and cultural barriers when trying to access mental health services.

This workshop will examines clinical and emotional aspects of mental illness along with the myths and stigma, that surround mental health in black communities. The purpose of this workshop is to educate the community on black mental health challenges, history, and resources. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Jan 30
Rudra Meditation5:00 p.m.

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform...
January 9–March 12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (EMU 041)

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart.  Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor

Feb 3
Free Chair Massages10:00 a.m.

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy...
February 3 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (Room 041)

We feel your aches and pains and we're back with massages! Swing by the Duck Nest and reserve your spot for a free massage from the Lane Community College Massage Therapy program.

We'll have 2 massage therapists available, so hurry by!