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Semicolon Week

Emotional wellness

"A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life."
- Project Semicolon

The conversation starts here and now. This is not the end of your story, but it's only the start. With the semicolon, know that your sentence will continue. The purpose of Semicolon Week is very simple. Rather than standing idle and allowing the story to end with a period, we're here to work towards continuance with the stroke of a semicolon. Be it self care or self-advocacy, Semicolon Week focuses on continuing stories and providing the resources that we can capitalize on to push forward. The premise is that this simple and commonly used symbol shows support and promotes awareness of mental health and suicide. Your story continues.

Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Assistant Director and Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness, at cavallaroe@appstate.edu for questions.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Professors - Participate in Semicolon Week in your classes by putting a special Semicolon Week Google Slide Show presentation up prior to your class starting. The presentation will auto-rotate through some easy to apply mental health tips. 

Sunday March 20th 1pm - 5pm: Mindfulness Retreat in Mt. Mitchell Fitness Room [CANCELED]
Join us for a 4 hour silent meditation retreat. You'll be guided through several different kinds of meditations, including breath awareness, walking and eating meditation. The retreat also features a restorative, relaxing yoga session. Come experience the calming effect that being in silence together can bring. Space is limited and registration is required.

Monday March 21 7pm - 9pm: Picking Your Path Twitch Stream [JOIN LIVE]
Join Michael Rybak, Career Development Coordintator, as he plays Stardew Valley and discusses how employment and careers can impact mental wellbeing. 

Wednesday March 23 3pm - 4:15pm: Koru Mindfulness Class Begins [REGISTER]
In 4 weeks, you'll learn 10 skills that will help you feel less sressed, get better sleep, increase your focus and experience less self-judgment. Registration is required. 

Monday March 28, Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm in Blue Ridge Ballrooms: y(OUR) Story
y(OUR) Story is a collaborative production hosted by Wellness and Prevention Services. Through partnering with actors, dancers, painters, poets and other artists, y(our) mental health journey will be shared. This event hopes to inspire those struggling with their mental health to not give up, and to bring conversation about mental health out of the shadows and into the light.