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Into the Streets Week 2021

April 5th to April 10th, 2021 | Mental Health Resources

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Center for Community Outreach at least 10 days prior to the scheduled event at cco@ku.edu or 785-864-4073.

Monday, April 5th, 2021

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Break the Silence

Join us at Ascher Plaza outside of the Memorial Union for our kickoff event, focusing on mental health advocacy and destigmatization. In addition to handing out treats and yellow ribbons, we will provide resources for students in conjunction with HOPE @ CAPS. Stop by for information or leave an anonymous message to help break the silence surrounding mental health struggles among college students.

CCO Executive Staff will also be available to discuss our 2021-22 Coordinator Applications, open thru April 19th, 2021.

1:30 PM “Your Brain on Food” Book Giveaway On Instagram by Project Bridge

In the book Your Brain on Food, Dr. Uma Naidoo explores the idea that what we eat effects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. The book explains the many ways food contributes to our mental health and shows how the correct diet can help treat and prevent various psychological and cognitive health issues. Dr. Naidoo is a board-certified psychiatrist, nutrition, specialist, and personally trained chef. Your Brain on Food is filled with feasible nutritional recommendations and brain-healthy recipes. This giveaway will run until Saturday 4/10.

Rules to enter the giveaway:

  1. Follow the CCO Instagram @ku_cco
  2. Like our giveaway post
  3. Tag three friends in the comments
  4. Bonus: Post the giveaway post on your Instagram story for an EXTRA entry
  5. Check back on Saturday for the giveaway winner!

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Service Dogs and ESAs by Jaypaws and Ability Advocates

Location: Malott Room in the Memorial Union

Come out to this event to learn more about service and emotional support animals! Lisa Beck, a trainer with KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. will discuss her role as a trainer and give more specifics on her organization. Catherine Johnson, the director of the KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, will explain laws surrounding service dogs and emotional support animals. There will be opportunity for questions at the end AND an adorable dog named Mocha!

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/event/detail/?event_id=73599

Register: https://forms.gle/exzNY3qCn8xtHE2u7

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ADA and Mental Health with Catherine Johnson and Ability Advocates

Tune in to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)’s coverage of mental health conditions and microaggressions related to mental health with Catherine Johnson and Megan Belaire, our speakers from the KU ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility.

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/event/detail/?event_id=73600

Register: https://forms.gle/Z9ifAQysyRkSScAG7

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Cooking for a Cause by Jubilee Cafe

Join John Krehbiel, onsite coordinator at Jubilee Cafe for a discussion on food insecurity here in Lawrence. Coordinators will also be selling a cookbook with recipes from local restaurants in order to raise money for Jubilee Cafe!

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0EzGunUqHoSuUDg687AM5m8faRUw71tIUa5ShFxTMQ9U-zw/viewform

Zoom Link: http://kansas.zoom.us/j/2085946274 +00000

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Rock Chalk Chopped by Campus Cupboard

A cooking competition in which students will receive a “mystery box” of items that are typically found in the cupboard (like the TV show Chopped!). Students will also be provided a sample recipe or encouraged to create their own unique meal. While the students are cooking, there will be a moderator/panel discussing the intersection of food insecurity and mental health as well as highlighting campus resources.

Sign-Up Form: https://forms.gle/WXE87NHFcmByGKzT7

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/96389469249 (Meeting ID: 963 8946 9249) + 3302021

Friday, April 9th, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Informational Session on Art Therapy with Cara Neuburger by Create

Join us to learn about Art therapy from Cara Weeks Neuburger, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist at Sunflower Art Therapy. She will be presenting about art therapy as a mental health service, as well as sharing some strategies for using art as a coping mechanism and self-care resource!

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 921 2177 8058 + 474250. 

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/event/detail/?event_id=74306

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM How Can Physical Environment Impact Mental Health? by CAAS and Earth

Join us to learn about environmental factors that can affect mental health. This presentation will be followed by a brief discussion. We will be covering topics such as climate justice, intersectionality of stressors, socioeconomic status, and more! 

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/need/detail/?need_id=574120

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/93693808984  + 575358

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dealing with Emotions 101 by MILK

Join us for a shortened viewing of “Inside Out” followed by a discussion and activities for dealing with emotions. This event is intended for late elementary and middle school-aged children!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/aca5CbZQXKvbiCxg7

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/95844711711 + 204114

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Campus Garden Workday by Earth

Location: Campus Garden 2502 Westbrooke Cir, Lawrence KS 66045

Help us with planting trees, installing a grape arbor, and planting potatoes, lentils, and berries! All tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water and sunscreen and wear close toed shoes.

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/need/detail/?need_id=574092

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The Realities of Eating Disorders by Hawks for Health

Join us for a discussion with Brianne Richson, a clinical psychology doctoral student with the KU Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors lab, on the realities of what eating disorders can look like, their warning signs, and resources available to KU students.  

RSVP: https://volunteer.ku.edu/event/detail/?event_id=73203

Zoom Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/99478709516 + 3302021


Thursday and Friday April 8-9, 2021 Music and Mental Health by Music Mentors

Check out these links to our Music and Mental Health PSAs, featuring mentors and mentees from our program.

Who we are: https://youtu.be/FQn249eVPug

The relationship between emotion and music: https://youtu.be/N9ywfTFu0kM

The relationship between social health and music: https://youtu.be/FQn249eVPug

TBD Rock Chalk To-You! by HUG

Contact hug@ku.edu to register! We will be providing free live-stream access of 2021 Rock Chalk Revue for different senior living communities throughout Lawrence! There is not a limit on how many facilities we can coordinate this viewing with, but we do need to know at least 3 weeks prior to May 1. If you or someone you know is interested in bringing this opportunity to their relevant community, reach out to us at hug@ku.edu to coordinate!