Mental Health Month

Two starfish holding a green ribbon representing Mental Health Month

May Is Mental Health Month!

May is Mental Health Month, an annual national awareness month that focuses attention on the importance of caring for our mental well-being, reducing stigma around mental health issues, and promoting seeking help.

Mental Health Month Programs on Zoom and IRL!

At Western we believe that mental health IS health. Western's Counseling Center and Prevention and Wellness Services are teaming up to offer live workshops and conversations via Zoom AND in person (COVID-19 precautions in place) around mental health throughout the month of May, and we hope you will join us! Please check back frequently for more updates on events, and follow us on Instagram.

Happening ALL month long:

Resilience Challenge

Virtual 5K

Happening WEEKLY:

Outdoor Wellness Breaks

Grow & Glow Yoga Flow

Wellness Wednesdays

Mindful Self-Compassion 

Men & Mental Health (5/13 & 5/27)

Ask the Sexperts!

Mental Health Q & A series, Thursdays at 5PM on Instagram Live!

Join us on Instagram @BeWellWWU weekly during Mental Health Month to hear WWU mental health professionals answer student questions about mental health! Help inform the topics of our series by submitting your questions about mental health here! All submissions are anonymous! You will also be able to ask questions through Instagram during the events. 

Order a Care Package!

Would you like a special Mental Health Month care package mailed to you? Fill our our handy request form and we'll send you one while supplies last!

Join Our Virtual 5K!

Want to participate in our virtual 5K to support Mental Health Month? Sign up here and we'll send you a racing bib!

You are not alone. Reach out for help.

As we continue to live and learn remotely through spring quarter 2021, we acknowledge that we all are experiencing higher levels of anxiety caused by the ongoing disruption to our normal routines, the isolating effects of physical distancing, and the uncertainty about the many impacts of COVID-19.

Support Resources

  • WWU Counseling Center, 360-650-3164, select option 1 for after-hours support
  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255