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Mental Health Week Michigan State University

This week at Michigan State University is their mental health week. Their goal for this week is to educate the students and community about the stigma on mental health while striving to end the negative stigmas as well. Each day of the week they used different activities and strategies to help get people involved in their cause. Sunday the 18th, was Sweat out the Stigma 5k, Monday the 19th, was the MHAW Kickoff Event. It took place at The Rock on Farm Lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At noon there was also a Mental Health and Well-Being in Higher Education workshop, and at 2 p.m. there was a Coffee and Coloring segment. There was a fun Open Mic Night, Tuesday the 20th, and Wednesday the 21st, they held a Selfcare at the Broad from 5 to 7 p.m. Right after this was their Embrace the Rain segment, where people could showcase their experience with their mental health individually through music, poetry and other creative outlets. Thursday the 22nd, they had Relax under the stars, where students were able to sit, listen to relaxing music in the MSU Planetarium and gaze at the starry night sky. There will also be a Dog Therapy Thursday section from 3 to 4 p.m. Last event of the week will be Friday the 23rd, it is called Candle Light Slow Burn Yoga Class and I will be held from 8 to 9:15 p.m. It is truly heartwarming to see universities taking a stand for mental health and wanting to inform people of resources, and educate them on little things they can do to periodically take care of their mental health.