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This November Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service (SLCCS) at The Ohio State University will be holding our fifth annual “Movember” Campaign. The Movember Campaign is a worldwide effort to raise awareness around men’s physical and mental health issues. SLCCS will be bringing the campaign to campus for the fourth year in a row. The campaign is a combination of events, activities, and partnerships across campus.

The campaign encourages men to grow facial hair in the month of November in order to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues. Additionally, our office will be hosting outreach events throughout the month on a variety of topics pertinent to men’s mental health. The calendar of events is below. Our first event is the Men’s Mental and Physical Health Fair which will be on November 4 in the Ohio Union. There will be snacks, a prize wheel, resources/SWAG from offices across campus and more. Please join us for this celebration!

Thank you so much for taking part in this very important campaign. We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Happy Movember and Go Bucks!

 

Movember Kickoff Resource Fair

November 4, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ohio Union 

Collaborating Offices/Organizations: OSUPP, Student Health, SMART Lab, Redefining Athletic Standards

Join Counseling and Consultation Service to learn about a variety of resources students can use to support their mental health. Stop by our table to answer trivia questions, win prizes, and give a shout-out buckeye leaf to a positive man in your life.

Get Gud with Gaming: A Discussion on Mental Health and Video Games

November 8, 2019
3 - 4 p.m. 
210 Lincoln Tower 

A guided discussion exploring the positive and negative aspects most often associated with video game culture. Special attention will be given to the varied impact gaming can have on one’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and social interactions. Whether gaming is a personal passion or a passing interest, please come and be a part of the conversation! As an added bonus, those who attend will receive double XP in life skills!

Exercise and Sleep Strategies for Mental Health

November 15, 2019     
3 - 4 p.m.
Younkin Success Center 150 

First-year, male-identified college students living on campus are faced with adjusting to creating life habits on their own such as eating, sleep routine, exercise, etc.  Healthy sleep and exercise routine can be a positive coping skill for mental health, especially for some male college students who may not be ready to talk about their stressors and feelings or deal with them in unhealthy ways. This is a one hour workshop to help students learn about healthy sleep and exercise strategies for improvement of mental health, along with too much vs too little exercise and sleep. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and address barriers to use sleep and exercise strategies to improve mental health. 

Hot Pot, Hot Topics: Masculinity in East Asia and More

November 20, 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Morrill Tower 3rd Floor Vending Room 

Hot pot is a communal dinner event, similar to fondue, where we cook with a spicy Sichuanese broth or mild broth mixed with various ingredients, such as meat, vegetables, tofu, and other delicious delicacies. In “Hot Pot and Hot Topics” we sit and dine in small groups and discuss "Hot Topics" of today. For this particular date, please join ResLife partnered with Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) for a dinner and discussion about "Masculinity in East Asia and More" in celebration of MOVEMBER to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues. Participants are invited to consider how is masculinity defined and/or constructed in Asian cultures and how these masculinities and/or expressions of manhood impact one’s self-identity, psychological well-being, relationship with others, and future planning. Please bring a hungry appetite, an open mind, and willingness to participate and share with others. If you have any questions or accommodation request please reach out to Sean McClure (mcclure.667@osu.edu) before the event.

REACH Training for Undergraduate Men

November 21, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location of the training is shared One Week prior to the training date

Attend an open REACH Training designed just for undergraduate men! 

Learn to:

  • Recognize warning signs
  • Engage with Empathy
  • Ask directly about suicide
  • Communicate hope
  • Help suicidal individuals access care and treatment

In order to attended the training, you must pre-register at suicideprevention.osu.edu.

RAS Barbershop Talk

November 21, 2019
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Journalism Building Rm 360

The barbershop has long been a place of growth where knowledge and wisdom are shared. It has also served as a sanctuary for honest conversation and wise counsel. The barbershop talk presented by R.A.S would served to foster honest conversations about how being a minority male student-athlete here at Ohio State affects our mental health and well being. 

Are You Man Enough?

November 25, 2019
6 - 8 p.m.             
Younkin Success Center 150 

What is masculinity? How does it affect the mental health of those who are male-identifying? How does it intersect within the African-American, APIDA, and Latinx communities? Join the Black Mental Health Coalition, Latino Student Association, and Pan-Asian Mental Wellness Association as we discuss MENtal Health and toxic masculinity.