Let's Talk Mind

How To Participate

Scroll down to read our key messages, hear from experts in the field, try a new health behavior, and submit your reflection to earn your free t-shirt and enter the raffle for a 1 year subscription to Headspace.

Key Messages

Back to Basics: Breathe, Set Boundaries, Sleep Enough, Eat to Nourish, Stay Active

Relationships Matter: Invest in and connect with yourself and others

Problem Solve: When life happens, it's normal to feel discomfort. Work through it. 

Give Yourself Permission: It's okay to ask for help 

 

Own It: Acknowledge stress exists and know it can be managed

Plan for It: Arrange 'B' messages to fit your lifestyle (BSilly, BAuthentic, BGenerous, BNourished, BCalm, BActive, BConnected, BBalanced, BRested, BOrganized)

Reframe it: Be mindful, identify negative thinking patterns, and practice positive self-talk

Make Stress Your Friend: Visualize stress as a postive influence on getting through challenges

 

Assess: Be mindful of where you spend your time and evaluate the outcomes of your time investment

Prioritize: Time is elastic, it will stretch to accomodate what you choose to put in to it so determine what matters

Plan: Look a week ahead and plot your academics, self-care, and social life, to be flexible think 168 hours, not 24 

 

Stop and Breathe: Create a center of awareness by accepting what is true of the present moment

Adjust and Assess: Reframe the problem from a more positive presepctive and take action towards something tangible

Dig Deep: Practice self-care, self-compassion, and reach out to your support system to help you through challenges

Listen

What messages do you receive related to your mind and emotional health? Listen to these new perspectives, reframing the way we think about our health with the hope of cultivating more balance in our life.

Mental Health

In a society that's uncomfortable with emotions it can be hard to ask for help. Join us in ending the stigma of mental health by listening to Sangu Delle share how being honest about our emotions is not weak - it’s what makes us human.

TED Talk: There’s No Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Article: Myths vs. Reality: What Does a Panic Attack Feel Like?

 

Resilience

Video: Listen to poems of resilience. Emi Mahmoud shares original poems about escaping the genocide in Darfur, talking about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, and asking, “Will you witness me?” 

TED Talk:  A young poet tells the story of Darfur 
Article: Most resilient people have these traits in common

 

 

Stress

Stress is often made out to be the public health enemy, but research shows that not all stress is bad for you. Watch Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk to learn how to see stress as a positive influence on your life.

Ted Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend?
Article: An Overview of Stress Management

 

Time

There are 168 hours in each week. How do you find time for what matters most? Listen to time management expert Laura Vanderkam share practical strategies to help "build the lives we want in the time we've got."

Ted Talk: How To Gain Control of Your Free Time
Article: Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management.

 

 

 

Do

Are you willing to do an experiment to help you feel better about your mind and emotional health? We would like to challenge you to try something new in the hopes of building new skills for your toolbox.

Reflect

What have you learned as a result of listening to new perspectives and engaging in new practices related to your emotional health? Submit your reflection to receive your free giveaway and be entered into the raffle!

Let's Talk More...

We want to help you find joy in your journey, wherever you’re at. We have many resources within OHP and throughout campus to continue this conversation—we’re here to listen, reflect, and help you set and achieve health goals that feel intuitive, sustainable, and balanced.