‘THRIVE in Solidarity’ focus of May 15 Mental Health Expo at CSUSB

     

“THRIVE in Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Expo at Cal State San Bernardino, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 15.

 “THRIVE in Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Expo at CSUSB, scheduled for Thursday, May 15. The free expo, open to the public, will be held at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“THRIVE in Solidarity” is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Expo at CSUSB, scheduled for Thursday, May 15. The free expo, open to the public, will be held at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The free expo, which is open to the public, will be held at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parking at the university is $5 per vehicle.

The expo aims “to bring together all students, staff and faculty from across campus with community members with the goal of building our happiness, resilience and resolve to be dedicated to our individual and collective well-being,” said Heather Webster-Henry, one of the organizers from the Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center at the university. “We have switched the focus from illness to health so all members of our campus community can benefit from the resources that will be offered at the expo.

“Additionally, this is a campus-wide effort, created by the Mental Health Collaboration, which incorporates the best our various colleges, peer groups, and academic affairs departments have to offer with regards to education, activities, and fun,” Webster-Henry said. “Well-being is an ongoing endeavor. Attending this event will benefit all who attend by building skills, participating in interactive games and events and joining in Coyote Spirit.”

The hands-on activities are aimed at providing attendees experiences they can use in their daily life to help increase their resilience to stress, which will raise their overall wellness. The activities are designed to provide skills, information and resources that can be used immediately in students’ lives to improve their well-being, happiness and success, organizers said.

Along with information regarding local mental health resources, numerous experiential activities will be offered, including:

  • guided meditation,
  • mindfulness activities,
  • a body awareness collage,
  • learning the artform Zentangle®,
  • Speed-Friending

and many more interactive booths, sponsored by CSUSB professors, faculty, staff and community partners.

Additionally, a free fruit bowl will be awarded to a limited number of attendees who participate in five expo activities.

The expo is sponsored by CSUSB’s Active Minds, the Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center, and the Center for Health Education and Wellness.

For more information on the Mental Health Expo at CSUSB, contact Heather Webster-Henry at henry@csusb.edu or (909) 537-7118.