Student and Academic Life

'Self-Care Isn’t Selfish' Resource Fair

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2019)  With finals quickly approaching, the University of Kentucky Student Government Association is hosting a “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish” resource fair to promote mental well-being before exams. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Ballroom A of the Gatton Student Center.

A diverse group of campus organizations will have a variety of fun activities to help relieve the stress of finals week. 

Some of the organizations include the Latino Student Union, Campus Recreation and Wellness, University Health Services, Student Veterans Association, Shades of Pride and many others. 

Each organization has a specific activity that they will do. For example, the Latino Student Union is providing materials for each student to create a homemade piñata that they can then break afterward to redirect anger into productivity. Shades of Pride is having a station where they will have worry dolls and an essential oil making activity. Campus Recreation and Wellness will have a wide range of activities like Koru demos, sleep stations, exercise activities and recovery activities.

The Student Government Association is giving out free T-shirts for everyone who comes to the event and goes to at least five of the organizations present.

SGA is encouraging students to take time for themselves, especially during stressful times, and to remember that one's mental health is important and should not be neglected. 

Detailed information on free mental health resources for UK students can be found at www.uky.edu/president/mental_health_resources.

 

 

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