Seminar teaches students self-care

Freshman Beck Karpovich (left) and junior Nicole Earhart (right) color on the cover of self-care journals. Vanguard Photo Editor | Brooke Elward

On Tues. Nov 9, the Mental Health and Wellness Center hosted a Self Care and Coping workshop. The event was a part of a mental health workshop series.

Graduate interns, Chad Pocock an SVSU alumni, and Libby Black, organized the events for the SVSU community.

“Right now is a good time to do self-care because I feel like this time of the school year a lot is going on, so we felt students could benefit from this,” Black said.

At the workshop, there was a variety of activities: coloring, gratitude journals, word search race with prizes, playdough to bring home, puzzles, and a medication corner.

“This event was not what I expected, in a good way,” Nicole Earhart, a psychology junior, said. “It was really nice to talk to people and have calming things to do.”

Rather than being held like a seminar, the workshop consisted of stations that people could participate in however they pleased.

Ashlyn Plesuk, a nursing freshman, said that her favorite activity was coloring and socializing with
new people.

“It was fun and relaxing; a really nice break from school work,” Plesuk said.

The Mental Health and Wellness Center plans to continue to do these workshops next semester.

“We are going to do self-care again,” Pocock said. “We want to do a lot more of these workshops next
semester, and we are asking for suggestions as the participants leave.”

Each station had items for participants to take home, as well as goodie bags they could take as they left.

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