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June 1, 2020

Message of kindness from Division of Student Life and CARE

Submitted by Jessica Henault

Greetings Wildcats, we accomplished the spring semester and can now welcome summer!

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Although we have entered a new month, the Division of Student Life and the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, are here to remind you that your mental health and well-being are important, regardless of what month it is. One in five people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime, and everyone faces challenges in their life that impact their mental health. Showing ourselves the same level of compassion and kindness we freely give to others is one small way we can support our mental health.

Jessica Henault, sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist, is here to have a short conversation with Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students. Lane shows himself compassion and kindness by implementing small acts of self-care into his everyday routine. He is here to share some of those tips with you! This is not a comprehensive list; self-care looks different for each person. Self-care may also look different every single day. The tools you use one day may not be useful the next day, and that is all right. Just like our mental health ebbs and flows, the resources we use also varies.

We are here to remind you that your mental health and well-being are important. Each one of us has an important part to play in this World. With continued solidarity, compassion and kindness — we can and will remain K-State Strong. 

CARE provides free, voluntary, and confidential support services to K-State students, staff, and faculty who experience(d) sexual or interpersonal violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. CARE also provides presentations and other educational programming for students, staff, and faculty. To connect with a survivor advocate, request a presentation, or seek out additional information, please email ksucare@k-state.edu