The Counseling Center

Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 Schedule

Promoting a Civil and Caring Community






April 8, 2013



Mental Health Awareness Week

Counseling Center at Weigel   

Outside WHC

MHAW Kickoff: Join us as we kick off the fourth annual Mental Health Awareness Week outside Weigel Health Center (inclement weather inside doors of WHC) between 10 and 1:00 PM. Come meet members of The Counseling Center and grab a Balloon, Stress Balls, Mood Dots, and refreshments while they last!

April 8, 2013


QPR Suicide Prevention Training


WHC 203

Ask a Question Save a Life.  Question, Persuade and Refer - We have all had moments of wondering if we should ask someone who we are concerned about if they are thinking of suicide and how to make a referral.


April 9, 2013



Mindfulness and Meditation

WHC 203

Dr. Kim Dobson, staff psychiatrist, will lead participants through a mindfulness meditation experience.

April 9, 2013


Q and A: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

WHC 203

Join us for a healthy snack and an opportunity to chat with staff from The Counseling Center and Weigel Health Center about tips for staying healthy.


April 10, 2013


After Stonewall: Film Screening

Assembly Hall 2

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present. Facilitated discussion following movie with Dr. Char Vetter, Dr. Jeffrey Zacko-Smith.

April 10, 2013


Stress Management Workshop

WHC 203

As final exams approach, join us to learn tips for managing stress.

April 10, 2013


7:00 pm

Take Back the Night

Rockwell Hall

A night of empowerment and support for survivors of sexual assault. The 'Take Back the Night’ rallies give a voice to survivors of sexual assault and to create a comfortable environment for both men and women to express themselves.


April 11, 2013


Mental Health Awareness Fair

Bulger Communication Center Lobby

Enjoy a drum circle experience, healthful snacks, informational materials, speaker mini-presentations, and exhibits. Representatives from campus departments, student organizations, and community agencies, along with featured traveling exhibits from the Museum of disABILITY.

April 11, 2013



American Heart Association CPR/AED Class


WHC 203

Learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and provide relief to a choking victim. Skills are taught for use with adults, children, and infants.  Reserve a spot in this class or obtain additional information at RSVP at least 2 days in advance.

April 11, 2013



Healing Grief, Embracing Loss Presentation

WHC 203

This presentation focuses on normalizing and managing feelings associated with the loss of a loved one. Topics covered will include types of grief, myths, triggers and expectations as well as coping and self-care.


April 12, 2013

12:00-1:00 PM

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Assembly Hall 1& 2

A forum for the Buffalo State community to remember and celebrate students, faculty, staff and alumni who have died this academic year; includes songs, poems and the reading of the names.

The Counseling Center would like to thank Events Management, Active Minds Buffalo State, Weigel Health Center, Health Promotions, The Counseling Center, The Disability Office, The Fitness Center, Crisis Services of Erie County, The Erie County Department of Health, Instructional Resources, University Police, VIVA, Prevention Focus, Creative Studies Dept., Dean of Students, Student and Residence Life, Veteran Services.