Guarini Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

2022 Mental Health Awareness Month Event Listing

The Graduate Student Council, in partnership with the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, and the  Dartmouth College Postdoc Association  has created a month-long program to raise awareness of, and to support, the importance of good mental health. 

In May, we have events of all types to help inform, relax, and bring fun to the Guarini community this month. All events are free!

Check out these events for Guarini Mental Health Awareness Month brought to you in collaboration with the GSC, DCAL,  DCPDA  the Counseling Center, and the Guarini School.

In addition, and ongoing, the Student Wellness Center offers regular yoga classes and meditation sessions as well as wellness check-ins that provide an opportunity to talk openly with a trained, non-judgmental listener about anything that might be going on in your life. Check-ins are available via Zoom, phone, or in-person (masked indoors or unmasked outside).


Tuesday, May 3
Baker Library Tower Tour

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. Please follow Campus Covid Guidelines. Registration required.

Wednesday, May 4
Coloring & Careers with Kerry
Guarini Commons 12:00pm-1:00pm

Come color or write a card and casually talk about careers with Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs, Kerry Landers. She will provide pencils, coloring books, and notecards. You just need to show up and hang out. Feel free to bring your own lunch. 

Monday, May 9
Make Your Matcha
Guarini Commons 4:30pm-5:30pm

Matcha is known to have anti-stress effects. As part of the mental health month, come let's make our own matcha and relax after a day's work! Sign up HERE

Thursday, May 12

Dealing with Stress & Anxiety
Zoom 12:00pm-1:00pm

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety as a graduate student
Current events and personal events have left many of us stressed out and anxious Join Dick's House counselor Alicia Key Ph.D. for a discussion on dealing with stress and anxiety.
Register Here

Meal Prep for Mental Health
Zoom 6:00pm-7:00pm

Take part in our interactive cooking class with Dartmouth's Registered Dietician: Beth Wolfgram!
Come prepped with cooking ingredients of your choice. Additional cooking ingredients will be available to participants upon emailed request to
Zoom Link

Friday, May 13
GSC Student Life: Trivia & Bingo
Guarini Commons, 6:00pm-9:00pm


Monday, May 16
GSC Student Life: Suicide Prevention Workshop with the Counseling Center 

Sign up for this workshop presented by the Counseling Center

Tuesday, May 17
Baker Library Tower Tour, 

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. Please follow Campus Covid Guidelines. Sign up HERE

Wednesday, May 18
First Gen Lunch
53 Commons - Private Dining Room (2nd Floor of 53 Commons) room 204, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you the first in your family to go to college? If so, then perhaps navigating graduate school has its share of joys and challenges. Please come and enjoy meeting other first gens and discuss possible future events. If you have not already done so, make sure to join the FirstGen Guarini School Slack Channel. Sign up HERE

Friday, May 20
GSC Student Life: Tie-Dye Event
Guarini Commons, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, May 25
DCAL: Teaching and Self-Care

DCAL, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Your energy levels are an important part of your mental health. All the things you do during your day, including your teaching, and what you ask your students to do during class, use up some of your energy for the day. We'll discuss various teaching-related activities, what leaves us feeling energized or drained, and how to balance this. This event is in support of Guarini Mental Health Month. Register HERE 

Thursday, May 26
GSC Student Life: Wellness Care Packages

Friday, May 27
Dartmouth Mental Health Day

Monday, May 30
Student Wellness Center: Guided Rest & Renew Yoga
Baker Lawn, 12:30pm-1:00pm (Rain location:Tucker Meditation Room)

Join us during the last week of classes for a guided relaxation practice. In 30 minutes, it will feel like you have slept for several hours! Meet on Baker Lawn or on Zoom.