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Mind Your Mind: Mental Health Awareness Week

During the week of Jan. 18, students are encouraged to relax, take a break from studying and learn how to cope with stress during UNMC’s annual Mind Your Mind: Mental Health Awareness Week.

The UNMC Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PsIG) coordinates and sponsors the annual interprofessional weeklong event aimed at improving student mental health.

This year’s Mind Your Mind student activities include:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 – A lunch presentation on mindful meditation by Steven Wengel, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry. The noon presentation is open to all students and will be in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater. Lunch will be provided for the first 75 people.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Students may participate in 10-minute massages between noon and 2 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Rooms 2006 and 2007. Students may sign up for a 10-minute session during the Jan. 19 lunch event.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Student movie night at 6:30 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Room 2014. Students from all UNMC colleges are invited to watch Pixar’s “Inside Out,” followed by a discussion of the psychiatric aspects of the film. Snacks provided. No RSVP is needed.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21 – Elisabeth Sunderneier, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at UNMC, will give a noon presentation on biofeedback in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater. David Carver, Ph.D., director of Counseling & Student Development, also will share information/resources on student services.
  • Friday, Jan. 22 – Massages and pet therapy – 10-minute massages return for students between noon and 2 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Rooms 2006 and 2007 (sign up for massages at the Jan. 21 presentation). At 11 a.m., pet therapy dogs will stop by the Sorrell Commons Area, second floor.

Learn more here.

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