Semicolon Week

March 26th-April 1st

Emotional wellness

The purpose of Semicolon Week is to bring awareness about suicide prevention. Pariticpants will have the opportunity to learn the warning signs for suicide and how to respond when someone you know is showing suicide warning signs. Those engaged in the week of events will have learn how to advocate safely and will be able to honor all those who have been affected by suicide. On and off-campus mental health resoures will also be made available. Semicolon Week partners include: Appalachian Popular Programming Society, Association of Student Governments, Mental Health Ambassadors, Hillel, Muslim Student Association, Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry, Student Government Association, Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs (WE CAN). Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness,  at cavallaroe@appstate.edu for questions. 

 

Events: 

Sunday March 26th 

  • 1/2 Day Mindfulness Retreat (Register Here)
    • Join us as we guide you through an entry-level meditation session where you will learn the tools of mindfulness and self-care. Please bring a yoga mat or towel with you!
    • Time: 1pm-5pm 
    • Location: Blue Ridge Ballroom - PSU 201AB 

 

Monday March 27th 

  • Suicide Prevention Training (RSVP Here
    • Are you prepared to prevent suicide? Gain skills and learn more about suicide so you can prevent it. 
    • Time: 3pm-5pm
    • Location: Calloway Peak - PSU 137AB 

 

Tuesday March 28th 

  • Koru Mindfuleness Class Starts (Register Here)
    • *only open to undergraduate and graduate students* 
    • This is a four week class where students will learn mindfulness and meditation skills in order to help with stress, sleep and self-judgment. Class is limited to 12 students, first-come, first-serve. Register to be informed of class location.
    • Time: 2pm-3:15pm

 

  • Interfaith Prayer Table (RSVP Here
    • Come visit the Interfaith Prayer Table. Submit a prayer request, something you're grateful for, someone who is a support system for you, or someone you have lost to suicide to the Tree of Life. 
    • Time: 2pm-6pm
    • Location: PSU Solarium Foyer 

 

  • 4th Annual Suicide Remembrance Night (RSVP Here)
    • Please join us for a night of remembrance as we honor all those who have been affected by suicide. Event will feature a performance from acapella group The Mountain Ayres, various speakers including Emily Brown (App State Alumni and founder of the Whistling and Company) and time to submit a note to the String of Hope.
    • Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm 
    • Location: PSU Solarium 

 

Wednesday March 29th 

  • Peer Coaching (RSVP Here
    • Peer Coaching is a walk-up service for students, by students, that offers resources, advice, and solutions.
    • Time: 12pm-3pm
    • Location: PSU International Hallway  

 

  • Koru Mindfuleness Class Starts (Register Here)
    • *only open to undergraduate and graduate students* 
    • This is a four week class where students will learn mindfulness and meditation skills in order to help with stress, sleep and self-judgment. Class is limited to 12 students, first-come, first-serve. Register to be informed of class location.
    • Time: 4pm-5:15pm

 

  • Mental Health Monologues (RSVP Here
    • Come join the movement to make conversation about mental health less taboo, as student actors recite student-submitted monologues related to experiences with mental health. 
    • Time: 6pm-8pm
    • Location: PSU Whitewater Cafe 
 

Thursday March 30th 

  • Repost:Rethink Trivia (RSVP Here
    • This presentation provides information and skills about assessing the impact of social media posts, specifically as they relate to suicide prevention and mental health.
    • Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
    • Location: PSU Roan Mountain Room 

 

Saturday April 1st 

  • 3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk (Register Here
    • Walk to Fight Suicide! This awareness & fundraising walk is for students and families in the AppState/Boone area. We are raising money to bring Suicide Prevention programs to our SCHOOLS! Walk individually, or create a team!
    • Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    • Location: Legends

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Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-3148
Fax: (828) 262-8452

Mailing Address:
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Boone, NC 28608

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