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Would you like to do something fun from home? Here are some ideas:
- Take a virtual tour at a museum
- Visit a national park
- Listen to some music
- Do some coloring, Nature Coloring
- Listen to some meditation and mindfulness
- Take a look at El Paso Zoo
- Listen to Nature Around the World
- Listen to popular books
- Learn Tai Chi
- Practice yoga
- Experience the opera at the Met
- Free Mindfulness Library
- Coping with COVID-19 Video
- Happiness Class
QPR gatekeeper suicide prevention training
February 8th (Monday) from 2:30-4:30 pm
March 12th ( Friday) from 2:30-4:30 pm
May 3rd (Monday) from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Join us for this free 2 hr. suicide prevention training designed to teach faculty, staff and students to recognize when someone is experiencing emotional distress, identify the warning signs of suicide, ask questions about suicidal thoughts, and refer to the appropriate resources.
Suicide prevention is easy to learn and can be applied by everyone.
Come and learn how to help save a life!
Our Grief & Loss Group is an 12-week psychotherapy group for UTEP students who have experienced the death of a loved one and who wish to process their loss with others who are going through a similar experience. Participants in this group will learn about grief and the grieving process, engage in activities to help them process the loss, and have a space to share their experiences as they feel comfortable.
Dates: Begins September 21st
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
If interested, please call our office at 915-747-5302.
This 4 week telehealth support group seeks to address race-based stress and trauma through open discussions, psychoeducation, and intervention practices. The topics and exercises to be covered include: definitions and experiences of interpersonal and systemic racism, race-based stressors and their impact on health, coping strategies for dealing with racial stress, and empowerment related to racial identity.
Date: Thursday, May 27 to Thursday, June 17
12:00 - 1:00 PM
In this presentation, we discuss some of the most common struggles that students have faced through the COVID-19 pandemic, identify ways of helping students who could be experiencing distress and provide suggestions on how to take care of your own mental health. Registration closes the day of the event at 9 am and participants will receive a link to connect before the event. This presentation is for faculty and staff only.
- January 26th - 10:30 am-12:30 pm -- https://campusedge.utep.edu/event/7173-identifying-and-working-with-students-in-distress
- March 3rd - 2:30pm -4:30 pm -- https://campusedge.utep.edu/event/7174-identifying-and-working-with-students-in-distress
- April 19th -3:00pm -5:00 pm -- https://campusedge.utep.edu/event/7175-identifying-and-working-with-students-in-distress
International students coming to the university from other countries and cultures often face special challenges in their efforts to thrive at UTEP. Challenges may include but not limited to, adjusting to a new academic and social environment, culture-shock or language-barriers, finding companions of one’s own religion, language, or culture, homesickness, encounters with prejudice, or other difficulties in fully engaging in university life. In this support group, we would like to provide a safe space for international students and scholars to come to share your experiences and concerns, find support, and learn skills and strategies to help you to manage in a time of uncertainty and change. Registration for this group closes that day before the group starts at 3:00 pm. Students are able to register for any meeting that they would like to attend.
This support group is on Thursdays from April 1st to May 6th from 1:00- 2:30 pm.
Register at https://campusedge.utep.edu/event/7865
Desctription:This program is designed to help you learn about race based stress and racial trauma, and healthy ways to cope with them. During this presentation, you will learn about what racial trauma means, its physiological and psychological impacts, and tools that you can use to cope with them.
Date: Thursday, May 20
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Desctription:After a trauma, many become flooded by memories of the event and/or believe they are "broken" or "damaged." Such emotions are difficult to accept, and so avoidance is readily a go-to coping strategy. In this workshop, the facilitator will help you deal with the symptoms in a way that will allow for living a meaningful life after trauma.
Date (First): Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1st - June 15th
Time (First): 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Date (Second): Tuesdays and Thursdays July 1st - July 13th
Time (Second): 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Disclosure: The nature of these workshops is educational in nature and do not constitute therapy or mental health treatment. Referrals are available as needed and requested by participants. The presenters of each workshop are Title IX mandated reporters and must report any incident of sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to the appropriate office. If you would like to speak to a counselor confidentially about any of these issues call our office at 747-5302.