May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health. See below for a variety of awareness and education events throughout the month.

UO Student Mental Health Summit 2019

As part of programming for National Mental Health Month, a day-long Mental Health Summit is being planned for UO undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff. The Summit will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the EMU. 

The Summit will focus on college mental health, including resources, research, services, and advocacy. There will be discussions of:

  • Research, programs, and initiatives on mental health
  • Factors influencing campus culture around addressing mental health needs
  • Wellness and self-care resources for students

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This event is free of charge to UO students, faculty, and staff and the first 100 students to register and attend will receive a free Hydro Flask. 

Please contact Suzie Stadelman with any questions.

Register for the Summit 

Registration deadline is Friday, April 26. 

 

Apr 26
Relaxation Yoga10:00 a.m.

This free hour class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!
September 28 2018–June 7 2019
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

This free hour class is designed to enhance muscular strength, flexibility, and balance while centering the mind and reducing stress. We have the mats, all you need is yourself!

Apr 29
Individual Financial Advising1:00 p.m.

Meet one-on-one with our Peer Financial Educator, Ozzy Martinez, to discuss financial goals, budgeting, saving, credit, study abroad, or loan repayment. Email ffp@uoregon.edu to...
April 1–June 6
Oregon Hall, 287

Meet one-on-one with our Peer Financial Educator, Ozzy Martinez, to discuss financial goals, budgeting, saving, credit, study abroad, or loan repayment. Email ffp@uoregon.edu to schedule an appointment.

Apr 29
OM1:00 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
January 9–June 5
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)

Apr 30
Let's Talk About Substances2:00 a.m.

Many people on our campus use alcohol or other drugs, and this workshop will help you to identify how you can make informed choices about your substance use to avoid the negative...
April 30 2:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest 041

Many people on our campus use alcohol or other drugs, and this workshop will help you to identify how you can make informed choices about your substance use to avoid the negative consequences of alcohol and drug use. We'll be talking about a harm reduction strategy. What is harm reduction? It means you have choices. You could choose to quit, moderate, or learn to use substances safely. Basically, it's all up to you! You decide how you'd like to continue in your relationship with drugs and alcohol. And maybe you are one of the many people on campus who do not use substances. This workshop will also address how to approach a friend or loved one that you are concerned about. How can you use harm reduction strategies to help a friend? You'll find out! ​This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Apr 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 22–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 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

May 1
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.
April 3–June 5
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.

May 3
Beginning West Coast Swing Dance Lesson7:30 p.m.

Join us at the Oregon Ballroom Dance Club for our weekly beginners lesson and social dance! Beginning West Coast Swing lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by social dancing until...
May 3 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall, 123

Join us at the Oregon Ballroom Dance Club for our weekly beginners lesson and social dance! Beginning West Coast Swing lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by social dancing until 10:30 p.m. Free admission to both students and community members. No experience or partner necessary! 

May 5
UO Mental Health Summit10:00 a.m.

As part of programming for National Mental Health Month, a day-long Mental Health Summit is being planned for UO undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and...
May 5 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake Rooms

As part of programming for National Mental Health Month, a day-long Mental Health Summit is being planned for UO undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff.

Register here. 

The Summit will focus on college mental health, including resources, research, services, and advocacy. There will be discussions of:

1. Research, programs, and initiatives on mental health
2. Factors influencing campus culture around addressing mental health needs
3. Wellness and self-care resources for students

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This event is available and free of charge to UO students, faculty, and staff only.

The first 100 students to register and attend will receive a free Hydro Flask.

Register here. 

Deadline to register is Friday, April 26. 

May 8
PAAWS Therapy Dogs at the Graduate School1:00 p.m.

Feeling stressed? Need a little dog therapy? Come to the Grad School and de-stress with PAAWS therapy dogs. As always, kids and other family members are welcome.
May 8 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Susan Campbell Hall, Grad Lounge Room 111

Feeling stressed? Need a little dog therapy?
Come to the Grad School and de-stress with PAAWS therapy dogs.
As always, kids and other family members are welcome.

May 9
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)8:30 a.m.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may...
May 9–10
University Health & Counseling Center

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop.

Partcipants MUST register in advance and MUST be able to attend the full two days. 

Learning Goals and Objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:


Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care


Workshop features:


Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
A scientifically proven intervention model
Powerful audiovisual learning aids
Group discussions
Skills practice and development
A balance of challenge and safety


Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided.

Instructors: Francis Pastorelle and Suzie Stadelman