Stress Less Week 2019

The Student Counseling Service and the Suicide Prevention Team are proud to sponsor Stress Less Week. Our goal is to help students, staff, and faculty increase awareness of ways to manage stress and anxiety and to improve emotional health of those in our campus community.

Stress Less Week will be held from April 1-5, 2019 and includes the activities listed below.

Circle of Sound Drum Session

Tuesday, April 2, 11:30am-1:30pm
Armstrong Student Center, Marcum South Court (rain location - Shade Stage)
Open to all Miami students, faculty and staff.

Did you know drumming reduces tension, anxiety and stress? Join Liz Wu, certified Health Rhythms musician, for a stress less jam session. Drums and instruments will be provided, or bring your own. Take a mid-week stress break, join the jam, or just listen in. No drumming experience needed. All are welcome. Just drop in!

Sponsored by Miami Benefits & Wellness Team

Stress Less Day

Thursday, April 4, 4:00-6:30pm
Armstrong Pavilion A/B         

  • Dog therapy
  • Free massages
  • Free snacks
  • Swag (e.g., water bottles)
  • Stress management resources
  • Suicide prevention resources and information on how to help friends in distress
  • Mental health treatment referral information
  • Giveaways (Rapid Fired Pizza coupons)
  • Coping cards

….and more!

Free Group Fitness

Friday, April 5, all day!

Thank you to our Rec Sports Group Fitness program for supporting Stress Less efforts.

All Week:

  • Student representatives from Associated Student Government and Active Minds will be handing out stress management information and giveaways throughout campus
  • Drop in the "Garden of Hope" at SCS (sponsored by the Mindfulness & Contemplative Inquiry Center) and write hopeful messages in a rock garden.
We would like to thank the following campus and community partners for assisting with Stress Less Week:
  • Active Minds
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • MU Associated Student Government
  • Body Project at MU
  • Crisis Text Line
  • Department of Psychology & Psychology Clinic
  • Eating Recovery Center of Cincinnati
  • Graeter’s
  • The Haven
  • HAWKS Peer Educators
  • Massage Therapy College
  • Mindfulness and Contemplative Inquiry Center at MU
  • MU Employee Benefits & Wellness
  • Miami Recreation Center
  • Hamilton Dog Training Club
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Office of Community Engagement and Service
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Office of Student Wellness
  • MU Photography and Videography
  • Never Walk Alone
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society
  • Rapid Fired Pizza
  • Student Counseling Service
  • Student Wellness Advisory Board
  • Students with Disabilities Advisory Council
  • Student Health Service
  • Suicide Prevention Team
  • University Communications and Marketing
  • Wilkes Leadership Institute

    Group Fit