Tigers Take Action to Promote Positive Mental Health

6 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 28 2013 Aug 28, 2013 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:42:00 AM CDT August 28, 2013 in News
By: Alexandra Pierce, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The "Tigers Take Action Carnival" begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the courtyard behind the student center.

The MU Counseling Center is hosting the event as a way to show students all the resources available to them to deal with the stresses of college life.

The "Tigers Take Action Campaign" is designed to show students that there's nothing wrong with asking for help.

The event is co-hosted with 16 other campus organizations including MSA/GPC, Tiger Pantry, and the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center.

The events at the carnival are designed to represent skills for maintaining mental health including being physically active, socializing with friends and enjoying time at college. The counseling center wants to teach students how to talk about mental health and also what to do when someone is experiencing an emotional crisis.

The Center encourages students, faculty, and staff to take action for their own mental health, care for a friend in need, and take action to reduce the stigma associated with help seeking.

One of the highlights of the event will be a dunk tank featuring various MU staff members for students to try to dunk.

The event runs until 1:30 p.m. with live music, games and a free lunch.

You can also donate a non-perishable food item to the Tiger Food Pantry and receive a free t-shirt.

 

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - - The Fulton Soup Kitchen is preparing its facilities for its first Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Employees took... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 5:55:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
FULTON - Two people pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to charges for the death of Carl DeBrodie. Sherry... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:51:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Jonathan Nance, Missouri football's leading receiver, was arrested Friday morning for not appearing in court regarding a... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:32:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Sports
COOPER COUNTY - The Cooper County Emergency Management Agency issued an alert Friday asking community members to watch out for... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 4:12:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday the human remains found in a livestock trailer in... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 3:49:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Hospitals all over the country are struggling to stay open. This has left patients in rural areas... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 2:36:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
FULTON - Two grants awarded to the MU School of Medicine in August could help solve a shortage in the... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 1:59:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The United Way of Central Missouri awarded five local organizations impacted by the Jefferson City tornado in... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 12:34:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
FULTON - Students from 6th to 8th grade in the Fulton School District are spending much of their Friday in... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 12:06:00 PM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA- Police are investigating gunfire in north Columbia after officers found shell casings Thursday night. Officers responded to Riva... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 10:56:00 AM CST November 22, 2019 in Top Stories
STOVER - Morgan County R-1 schools closed Friday to allow cleaning of the buildings after a possible case of bacterial... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, November 22 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM CST November 22, 2019 in News
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield School District said it is thinking of moving to a four-day school week after... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:16:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Christian Fellowship School will start the giving season a bit early as it launches it's first-ever Serve-a-Thon event... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University faculty members are voicing their concerns to university officials after it raised their health care... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:07:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Another MU fraternity has been suspended just two weeks after the suspension of Sigma Chi. This time, the... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents could soon find it easier to update their addresses for voter registration... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 4:31:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are asking Missourians... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:30:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released its latest report on rural health on Friday, detailing... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, November 21 2019 Nov 21, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:51:00 PM CST November 21, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 35°
7pm 39°
8pm 39°
9pm 39°
10pm 38°