First of all, today is the official launch of this site, which is part of Red River College’s Healthy Minds Healthy College initiative. We hope you continue to check back as we’ll be posting interesting and useful mental health articles, videos and resources on this blog throughout the year.
Secondly, Red River College’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is coming up fast and the Red River College Students’ Association has some exciting things planned to help students de-stress and take control of their mental health.
Check out the following events on campus during RRC’s MHAW (Oct. 14 – 17):
- Send Your Stress Away
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Exchange District and Notre Dame Campuses and 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Winkler Campus
Where: Atrium at the EDC, Library Hallway and Voyageur Hallway at NDC and the Student Lunch Room at Winkler
Get your creative juices flowing with this post-secret inspired art event! Drop by to create a postcard inspired by something that stresses you out to help relieve some of that stress! After the event, the postcards will be collected anonymously and displayed around the school for other students to view.
- Dog Therapy Day
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Atrium at EDC and Library Hallway at NDC
Pet your stress away with some help from a group of cute, cuddly therapy dogs from St. John Ambulance!
When: Thursday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: EDC, Room P107
Come listen to guest speakers Kieran Moolchan and Justin Luchinski talk about their struggles and successs with mental illness.
- Sweats and Sweaters Day
When: Friday, Oct. 17
Where: All campuses
Come to school in your most comfy casual wear and relax! You can also indulge in some free chocolate thanks to the Red River College Students’ Association and free hot drinks at EDC and NDC from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.