Every November, Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service hosts Movember, an awareness month part of the worldwide Movember campaign that encourages men to grow facial hair in the month of November in order to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues. CCS celebrates the awareness month at Ohio State with a combination of outreach events, activities and partnerships across campus.
Calendar of Events:
Join us for a tailgate to celebrate Men’s Mental Health. We’ll have hot chocolate, a few games, and an opportunity to connect with other Ohio State students and staff from Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service.
Date and Time: Monday, November 1 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Ohio Union West Plaza
Redefining Millennial Masculinity
Description: For the past several years, “toxic masculinity” has been a buzzword that references the aspects of traditional masculinity that are harmful…but what about the other side? This 60-minute workshop introduces the concept of “positive masculinity” and discusses how men can identify, cultivate, and implement aspects of traditional and non-traditional masculinity in ways that facilitate their efforts towards being the type of men they want to be.
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 2 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Zoom Information: Topic: Redefining Millennial Masculinity
Description: Anger is oftentimes called a secondary emotion – which means that feelings of anger may mask other emotions like fear, sadness, or insecurity. After taking into account societal expectations of emotional expression for men, it is important not to be critical of anger but rather, to try to understand the underlying message. In this 60-minute workshop students will have a chance to explore their understanding and reactions to anger while learning strategies to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
Date and Time: Monday, November 15 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Information: Topic: Unmasking Anger
Get a Grip on Getting Ripped
Description: Contrary to popular belief, women aren’t the only ones who struggle with body image and face pressure to live up to unrealistic physical standards. Men who struggle with body image concerns and body dysmorphia are at an increased risk for comorbid depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicide. This 75-minute workshop will feature a brief film clip showing from Justin Baldoni’s docu-series Man Enough and afterward will facilitate discussion about the body-deal pressures men face, including how to challenge and manage them.
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 16 from 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Zoom Information: Topic: Get a Grip on Getting Ripped
Masculinity and Suicide Prevention in the Age of COVID
Description: COVID-19 has caused many of us to feel increasingly isolated and lonely and has led to a significant increase in anxious and depressed mood for many people. These experiences have highlighted the importance of reaching out to and seeking support from one another. For some men, masculine norms and expectations might act as barriers to connecting with one another at a time where connections with others is extra important. This 60-minute workshop focuses on how masculinity has interfered with connections, barriers to seeking support, and how we might utilize aspects of positive masculinity to check-in with one another in a pandemic (and post-pandemic) world.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 17 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Zoom Information: Topic: Masculinity and Suicide Prevention in the Age of COVID