The Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center has been sponsoring a Wellness Week for the past six years. The main event is the Wellness Fair. This is an expo of campus and community organizations that foster the integration of wellness through education and practice, leading to lifelong healthy living. This reflects the Center's holistic approach to wellness that considers the interdependence of these dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, and environmental.
This semester, we'll be emphasizing how the development of balance in each dimension can contribute to emotional wellness. We want to encourage students to learn about services, activities, and opportunities for community engagement that can assist them to strengthen their ability to access, express, and manage a wide range of feelings, embrace a high sense of self-worth, healthy humor, and a positive body image. These skills are essential in managing life and its responsibilities with competency.
These are some of the organizations that will participate in our Wellness Fair:
The Counseling & Testing Center will have information about emotional wellness, mental health, and our professional services. Students will be able to take a screening for depression and anxiety disorders. If needed, our staff will provide information about how to access help.
Workshop: "Boosting your Psychological and Spiritual Resiliency"
Want to learn more about emotional wellness? Come and participate in our workshop: “Boosting your Psychological and Spiritual Resiliency.” Dr. Christopher Denda, one of our staff psychologists, will help you to discover the psychological and spiritual strategies that can help you to bounce back during a difficult time and assist you in coping effectively. The workshop will be held at the Leadership Lab (next to the office of Student Life) on the Campus Center on Thursday, November 15th, from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Come and learn about the services and activities in our community that can support your search for balance and wellness. Participate in our Wellness Week events!
We’re also asking our community to help the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Michiana to collect items for the patients at Lakeland's behavioral healthcare ward. They are requesting the following:
Those interested in donating can drop items at the CTC during business hours (Monday – Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5:30pm, and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm) from November 12th-30th and at the Depression and Bipolar Alliance table during the Wellness Fair on November14th, from 12-3pm, at the Campus Center.
These event are free and are open to students, faculty, and staff and their families. Students will receive co-curricular credits for participating. For more information about our Wellness Week events email Luis G. C. Ortega, LPC, NCC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook to receive updates about upcoming events.