U Goods are events that raise awareness of mental health and substance misuse at Kent State University. The objective of U Goods is to engage, educate, and encourage Kent State students to adopt healthful skills and behaviors that improve mental wellness. This mental health programming is funded through the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant (GLS), which was awarded to the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use (DMHSU) for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. 

Upcoming U Good Events

There are several U Goods scheduled for fall 2020. All of the following U Good events will be 100% online, virtually hosted, and free for Kent State students from any of Kent State University’s eight regional campuses. If you are interested in attending any of these fall 2020 U Good events, please register.

U GOOD REGISTRATIONS 

A Beginner’s Guide to Gratitude Virtual Workshop

  • Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00-6:45pm EST

  • Learn how to start a gratitude journal and show appreciation to yourself and others. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle!

Tips for Mental Wellness While Social Distancing Webinar

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17th from 2-2:45pm EST

  • Learn how to stay mentally well and stress free. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle! 

Mental Health Trivia

  • Thursday, Nov. 19th from 1-1:45pm EST

  • Test your knowledge of general trivia, mental health, and Kent State University. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle!

Tips for Mental Wellness While Social Distancing Webinar

  • Tuesday, Dec. 1st from 2-2:45pm EST

  • Learn how to stay mentally well and stress free. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle! 

A Beginner's Guide to Gratitude Virtual Workshop

  • Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 1-1:45pm EST

  • Learn how to start a gratitude journal and show appreciation to yourself and others. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle!

Virtual Craft and Learn Session: Snowflakes & Self-Care

  • Monday, December 7th from 6:00-6:45pm EST

  • Follow our live video demonstration on how to make paper snowflakes and learn the basics of self-care. Participate to enter into our Amazon gift card raffle! *Supplies will not be provided, if you wish to follow along with the art demonstration and make your own paper snowflakes, the recommended supplies are paper (any type), scissors, and optional decorating tools: markers, crayons, paint, glitter, etc. *Students who do not make a paper snowflake will still be entered into the gift card drawing for event attendance.

Previous U Good Events 

Aromatherapy Dough

  • Students created play-dough infused with essential oils to use when wanting to relax, decompress, meditate, and reflect. 

Be-YOU-tiful 

  • Students crafted blankets, wrote letters and decorated succulents for patients undergoing mental health treatment. This event was organized and hosted by the Nightingale Project, a student organization at Kent State, to promote body positivity and reduce stigmas surrounding eating disorders. 

Be Your Own Mental Health Superhero

  • Students identified self-help tips they, or someone else, should use to defeat stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Elfie Selfie

  • Students received a candy cane, mental health tips for finals week, and their photo taken with our elf cardboard cut-out at this winter festive event. 

Flower Pots

  • Students planted their own miniature flower pot and decorated it with inspirational quotes to support mindfulness.   

Kahoot Trivia Spooktacular

  • Students test their knowledge of Halloween and mental health through a game of Kahoot.

Mental Health Trivia Night

  • Students tested their knowledge of general trivia, mental health and Kent State University. 

Mentally Prepare for Finals Week Webinar

  • Students attended this online event to learn how to manage academic-related stress and anxiety related to high achievement expectations in school. 

Resilience and High Expectations Webinar

  • Students who attended this online event were taught academic resiliency skills on meeting high expectations and achieving success.

Say No to Stress: Tips for Mental Wellness While Social Distancing Webinar

  • Students learned tips for mental health, wellness, and stress and practiced healthful behaviors. 

Scare Away Stigma

  • Students stopped by this fall-themed event for candy and to better understand the effects of stigmatizing costumes, Halloween triggers, and mental health stigma depicted in horror films. This event was organized and hosted by Active Minds, Kent State’s chapter of a national nonprofit organization that supports mental health awareness of young adults. 

Sleep

  • Students were educated on the mental health benefits of sleep after decorating their own sleep mask. 

Take Care: Tips for Mental Wellness While Social Distancing Webinar

  • Students learned tips for mental health and wellness and practiced healthful behaviors. They learned tips on how to stay mentally well while social distancing.