How the health are you, NIU?

how-the-health-centerpieceAs we approach the midpoint of the semester, there are lots of exciting events and experiences to look forward to and enjoy like Homecoming, the crisp fall weather, football games and creating memories with new and old friends. This is also the time of the semester when many students begin to feel “stressed out.” You may feel moody, irritable, sad or tired. You may have a hard time sleeping, staying focused or being motivated for all that you have to juggle. You may just feel like you need a break.

Counseling & Consultation Services (CCS), along with other local and campus organizations, invite the NIU community to enjoy an afternoon of fun, relaxation and entertainment at How the HEALTH are you, NIU? Please join us on Oct. 11, from 1-7 p.m., at the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. The second annual How the HEALTH are you, NIU? event will bring great opportunities for fun and play with a focus on mental and physical health, wellness and stress relief.

How the HEALTH are you, NIU? offers something for everyone including great music, art activities, Zumba, a food demonstration, chair massages and a motivational speaker. Students can also speak with a mental health professional about the impact that stress is having on their academic and/or personal life and get connected with resources. How the HEALTH are you, NIU? will provide a chance to build resilience, make connections with others, socialize, feel inspired, learn about support and take a well-deserved break.

If it seems like you may need some additional support, please visit CCS for a walk-in appointment. Counselors at CCS provide free individual and group counseling services to NIU students, many of whom are struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and academic difficulties. Walk-in appointments are available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in 200 Campus Life Building.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 11 at How the HEALTH are you, NIU? Don’t forget to bring a frien

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