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SOS Week


September 17 – 21, 2018


Georgia Southern University Campus


Stomp Out Stigma week is a week dedicated to decreasing stigma towards mental illness on campus. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of college students who dropped out in the past five years attributed their decision to mental illness. Furthermore, approximately 1 in 4 college students struggle with a mental illness and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals 15-24 years of age. The goal of SOS Week is to create and encourage conversation among college students around mental health and the mental health resources available to them on and off campus. Programming during SOS Week is brought to you by the University Wellness Program, Health Services, the Counseling Center, University Housing and the Dean of Students Office.


Monday, September 17
Rotunda, 11am-1pm
This kickoff event will include several interactive activities to help students embrace their emotional well-being as well as many giveaways. Meet our Counselors, take Selfie’s or drop your worries in our “worry box”.
Tuesday, September 18
Fresh Check Day
RAC Lobby, 4-8pm
Fresh Check Day is the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). JPF works closely with colleges to plan and implement Fresh Check Day in an effort to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. It is a celebratory fair-like event that includes: Interactive expo booths, Peer-to-peer messaging, Free food and Exciting prizes and giveaways! One student will win a 32” screen T.V.
Wednesday, September 19

Sleep Fair
RAC, 4-8pm
We are striving to raise awareness around sleep’s importance as well as help students create better sleep habits and improve nearly every aspect of their lives. We hope to highlight sleep’s benefits (and lack of side effects), and spotlight sleep’s power as the ultimate performance enhancer. *sponsored by University Wellness Program.

Mental Health Matters
This program targets Black and Brown Males and debunks myths and stereotypes about Mental Health while examining its importance and the need for it to be addressed in our communities. *sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, September 20

Digital Detox
Bishop Fieldhouse, 9:30pm-12am
This dance party is all the rave! Enjoy dancing, board games, canvas painting, food, giveaways and more!

Last updated: 9/6/2018