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     Event registration

Important information for spring 2021 U Goods:

  • U Goods are events that raise awareness of mental health and substance misuse that are 100% online, hosted live, and free for all Kent State students to attend.

  • Each U Good offers students who attend a chance to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards 

Chronological order of spring 2021 U Goods:

Thurs. Feb. 25 @ 5-5:30pm EST

Redeem Your Self-Esteem Virtual Workshop

Fri. Feb. 26 @ 12-12:30pm EST

Redeem Your Self-Esteem Virtual Workshop

Tues. March 2 @ 5-5:30pm EST

Mind Power For Midterms Virtual Workshop

Wed. March 3 @ 12-12:30pm EST

Mind Power For Midterms Virtual Workshop

Wed. March 17 @ 4-4:30pm EST

Alcohol Misuse Awareness Webinar

Mon. March 22 @ 6-6:30pm EST

Kahoot Trivia Game Night

Tues. April 6 @ 1-1:30pm EST

Alcohol Misuse Awareness Webinar

Tues. April 20 @ 1-1:30pm EST

A Stress Less You & Me Webinar

Tues. April 20 @ 5-5:30pm EST

A Stress Less You & Me Webinar

Fri. April 30 @ 1-1:30pm EST

Tips for Mental Wellness During COVID-19 Webinar

Mon. May 3 @ 1-1:30pm EST

Face Finals Like a Pro Virtual Workshop

Mon. May 3 @ 5-5:30pm EST

Face Finals Like a Pro Virtual Workshop 

Event descriptions: 

Tips for Mental Wellness During COVID-19 Webinar
Learn suggestions on how to stay physically, socially, and mentally active while following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

A Beginner's Guide to Gratitude Virtual Workshop
Follow exercises and discussions about gratitude. Craft and decorate homemade Valentine's Day cards.

Nurturing Relationships & Positivity Webinar
Find ways to nurture healthy relationships and foster positive emotions with content from Thrive Through It. Craft homemade paper gifts for Valentine's Day.

Redeem Your Self-Esteem Virtual Workshop
Discover simple steps to improve your self-esteem, build self-confidence, and have more self-respect.

Mind Power for Midterms Virtual Workshop, Face Finals Like a Pro Virtual Workshop
*Both events have the same description*
Discuss ways to manage academic-related stress in order to achieve high achievement expectations.

Misuse Awareness Webinar
Think before you drink. Learn the facts about alcohol misuse.

A Stress Less You & Me Webinar
Learn tips and strategies for coping with stress and anxiety.

Kahoot Trivia Game Night
Test your knowledge of mental health, Kent State, and other facts.

 

Previous U Good Events 

A Beginner’s Guide to Gratitude Virtual Workshop

  • Students learned how to start a gratitude journal and show appreciation to themself and others. 

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. 

Virtual Craft and Learn Session: Snowflakes & Self-Care

  • Students followed a live video demonstration on how to make paper snowflakes and learn the basics of self-care.