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

mental health

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


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: Confessions of a Depressed Comic
BC Podcast: Let's Talk Mind & Mental Health



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: What trauma taught me about resilience
BC Podcast: Introducing Resilience




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 stay calm when you know you will be stressed
BC Podcast: 12 myths about stress



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: Why our screens make us less happy
BC Podcast: Trying to form a new habit? Start small.





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.


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 for Apple Airpods!

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.