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As the semester comes to an end, make sure to prioritize your mental health. Check out a few upcoming events below. 

Carolina Mental Health Seminar: Understanding Emotions and How to Talk About Them

Wednesday 11/16 noon – 1:30 pm, Zoom

Emotions are necessary for problem-solving, motivation, and goal-directed behavior, and help us relate to other people. Identifying, exploring, and discussing emotions – how they make us feel, think, and behave – can help us gain perspective, increase a sense of control, and minimize the impact of stress. Join this session to better understand your feelings and learn strategies to explore and communicate about them. Facilitated by Rachel Rifkin, LCSW, Clinical Instructor in UNC Department of Psychiatry.

Mental Health Roundtable

Thursday 11/17 5:30 – 7 pm, Union 3411

Come join the Undergraduate Executive Branch for an open discussion on mental health culture and resources on campus. We will be hosting a panel with administration, faculty, and student leaders on campus who work with mental health resources, including representatives from CAPS, Heels Care Network, professors, and Student Government. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the resources on campus. We will also be providing a safe space for students, faculty, and staff to raise concerns and share feedback about mental health services on campus. See you there!

No More Lonely Tar Heels: Speed Friending

Thursday 11/17 5:30 – 7 pm, Union 3200 Hallway

Pair up with conversation prompts in hopes of sparking a new friendship. Prizes, food, and drinks provided. Help build community on campus in the hopes of no more lonely Tar Heels.

Healing Forward: Intimacy after Trauma for BIPOC Students

Wednesday 11/16 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Union 3201

The Multicultural Health Program at CAPS offers a safe space for those BIPOC students who have experienced or had someone they care for experience sexual assault or another form of interpersonal violence. There is no expectation to share details of any trauma you have experienced.

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