University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Nov 2 Costume 5K supports mental health awareness

Save your Halloween Costume!  The Health & Wellness Hub, University Counseling Center, Active Minds, & UND Cares will host a costume 5K to support mental health awareness in our community and raise awareness for the UND Student Organization, Active Minds, which is currently recruiting new members.  Don’t miss your chance to stomp out stigma and raise awareness for mental health in a fun and healthy way!

 What: Costume 5K for mental health awareness

Where: Lincoln Drive Park

 When: Nov. 2, 10 a.m.

 Cost: $15 (includes T-shirt and drawstring bag while supplies last)

Registration: Health & Wellness Hub (Memorial Union) or at the event

Check out the video at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbP52Gnzqw&feature=youtube_gdata.

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America.

The UND Chapter of Active Minds is currently recruiting new members.  If you are interested in getting involved with Active Minds, please contact Myron Veenstra of the University Counseling Center at myron.veenstra@email.und.edu.