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Semicolon Week

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.

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.

Please contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Assistant Director and Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness with any questions.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Professors - participate in Semicolon Week in your classes by putting up a special Semicolon Week presentation (opens in a new tab) prior to your class starting. The presentation will auto-rotate through some easy-to-apply mental health tips.

March 20
  • Mindfulness Retreat [CANCELED]
    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Mt. Mitchell Fitness Room

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.

March 21

Join Michael Rybak, Career Development Coordintator, as he plays Stardew Valley and discusses how employment and careers can impact mental wellbeing.

March 23

In 4 weeks, you'll learn 10 skills that will help you feel less stressed, get better sleep, increase your focus and experience less self-judgment. Registration is required.

March 28
  • y(OUR) Story
    • Doors open at 7:00pm; show begins at 7:30pm | Blue Ridge Ballroom

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.