GRAD Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

2019 Mental Health Awareness Month Event Listing

The Graduate Student Council, in partnership with the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, has created a month long program to raise awareness of graduate student mental health.

Mental health is a huge part of grad life and we have events of all types to help inform, relax, and bring fun to all grad students this month. All events are free and open to the graduate students and postdoc community.

Mental Health Monday 
Feb 4 @ 5:00 – 6:30 pm in GRAD Lounge
Valentine card making + cake pops

Suicide Prevention Workshops 
Feb 13 and Feb 20 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm in LSC 105 
Sign up here required!

How to Talk to Your Advisor and Get Results
Wednesday, Feb. 6 @ 5 pm, 125 Haldeman
Join Todd Lindsley, psychologist at Dick's House to learn effective ways to communicate with your faculty advisor throughout your grad school career.

GRAD First Gen Lunch
Wednesday, Feb. 6 @ 12 pm
53 Commons Private Dining Room
In celebration of GRAD Mental Health Month, Todd Lindsley, counselor at Dick's house will meet the First Gen GRADs. Lunch provided. Location 53 Commons, Private Dining Room.
Sign up here.

Baker Berry Tower Tours – Stress Relief!
Friday, Feb 1 @ 12 pm – 12:30 pm 

Friday, Feb. 1 @ 12:30-1 pm 

Friday, Feb [email protected] 12-12:30pm 

Friday, Feb 22 @ 12:30-1 pm 

Stress Relief! See things from a different perspective at one of the highest points on campus.
Meet tour guide Randy Brown at the info desk in the baker main lobby.
Reaching the Bell Tower cat-walk requires climbing several flights of stairs including a “ladder-like” stair for the last 20 feet. Climbing the stairs and walking outside on the cat-walk may be physically demanding and difficult for any person uncomfortable with heights.

Contemplative Teaching & Learning
Wednesday, Feb. 27 @ 12 pm
DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Mindfulness practices benefit cognition, emotion, and creativity. After reviewing the contemplative pedagogy movement in higher education, participants will experience two short classroom mindfulness practices designed to cultivate attention, creativity, and deep engagement; consider the research supporting them; and discuss how implementing them might look in various classrooms. This session is part of GRAD Mental Health Awareness Month! Lunch included.
Register here.

IGMP Cake Pops Event
Feb. 12, 6-8pm, GRAD Lounge 
Please join us to make delicious and beautiful cake pops for yourself and your loved ones! All materials will be provided. Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how many to expect!

Underrepresented Minority Graduate Student and Postdocs Taco Night
GRAD Student Lounge, Feb. 6, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join your fellow graduate students and postdocs for a meet and greet evening catered by Trail Break Tacos.

Winter Carnival Opening Celebration
Thursday, February 7, 6 – 8pm
Location: Collis Common Ground 
It's colder than the last ice age outside, so come celebrate the start of Winter Carnival in Common Ground. Don't worry, you'll have 250 years of winter to enjoy the great outdoors. Food and beverages will be served. 

Polar Bear Swim 
Friday, February 8, 3 – 4:45pm
Location: Occom Pond
Can't get enough of the cold? Leave the comforts of your cozy cave and come to Occom Pond for a quick dip during this Winter Carnival tradition. 

Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture Contest
Friday, February 8, 10am – Saturday, February 9, 10am
Location: The Green
Have mammoth-sized carving skills? Or are your talents primitive, but you think ice sculptures are cool? The CREATE A SCULPTURE for the ICE SCULPTURE CONTEST!
Who: You and your team
When: Friday & Saturday, Feb. 8 & 9
Where: The Green 

99 Cent Ski Day
Sunday, February 10, 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Dartmouth Skiway. Lift tickets only 99-cents!
Dartmouth ID required for discount. Buses will be leaving every half hour from Baker Library from 9-12:30 and 2-3:30pm. Buses leave the Skiway every half hour from 9:30-12 and then 1:30-4:30pm. 

Grad Student Free Ice Skating 
Saturday, Feb. 22 4-5 pm (weather permitting)
Grad Students get a ticket for free ice skate rental 
More info to come in Dart Grad Weekly

Grad Student Wellness Day
Sunday Feb. 23, 3-5 pm, GRAD Lounge
Join for hot herbal tea, yoga and meditation mini lessons, DIY granola, a raffle, and more!
More info to come in Dart Grad Weekly

GSC Winter Dance
Saturday, March 2
More info to come via Dart Grad Weekly soon!