Last week, the ASUCD Student Health and Wellness Committee (SHAWC) hosted Wellness Week, a four-day series of events aimed at promoting student wellness and campus health resources.
SHAWC joined campus organizations such as The Mind Spa, the Center for Leadership Learning, the National Alliance on Mental Illness at UC Davis (NAMI) and The ASUCD Pantry to offer de-stressing craft workshops, biofeedback meditation sessions and even salsa lessons.
Among the events was NAMI’s Mental Health Fair on Wednesday. According to its Facebook page, the fair alone involved representatives from over 15 campus health organizations.
Around 200 students gathered at the East Quad to build stress balls from balloons and flour, do yoga, collect prizes and enjoy entertainment from local acts like Jadoo.
Karishma Sethi, NAMI Secretary, said the goal of the fair was to help destigmatize mental illness and provide a space for students to discuss mental health issues.
More information about several of the organizations involved in Wellness Week can be found at the Student Health and Counseling Services website.
Graphic by Jennifer Wu.