CSUSB to host mental health fair for students on May 8


A mental health and wellness fair will be held at Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center.

Contemplation_Illustration_MP900321209The fair, which is free to students, is sponsored by Active Minds, a new student group promoting mental health awareness on campus.

The focus of the fair is to provide students with resources and ways they can get help in times of need such as suicide prevention.

Discussion and awareness of the issue is important. Some statistics to note include:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens;
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death at colleges;
  • For every suicide completion, there are between 50 and 200 attempts.

The event will feature a number of free activities that include a yoga class, meditation sessions, a journaling workshop and depression screenings. Short videos covering positive psychology, stress reduction and healthier living habits will also be screened.

Students can also practice their art skills with Zentangle or pet away stress with therapy dogs. Free fruit samples from the Coyote Produce Stand also will be available while supplies last.

For more information on the Mental Health Fair, contact Albert Angelo at (909) 537-3281 or email him at aangelo@csusb.edu.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.