Stigma-Free Pit Zone!

Members of the UNC community were invited to write stigmatizing words and phrases they had encountered, place them on the floor underneath bubble wrap, and stomp the word out. Some of our members also enjoyed salsa'ing out stigma. It was a day filled with catharsis and great conversations on language. 

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Spring Retreat

We spent the night at the Campus Y writing letters of support to each other, watching TED talks about mental health, dancing, laughing, chalking out, and sharing friendship at Rethink's first ever Spring Retreat.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Intersecting Identities: African American Mental Health

On March 25, 2014, Rethink: Psychiatric Illness, UNC Black Student Movement, and UNC Nupes joined together to host a conversation on African American Mental Health and the relationship between racism, oppression and mental illnesses with UNC psychology graduate student Shawn Jones.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Active Minds hosted National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at UNC. On Wednesday, Rethink hosted "Intersectionality Day" at the pit, where we talked to students about the importance of including all voices. When little research has been conducted on the prevalence of eating disorders among minority groups, and the media portrays eating disorders as a "disease of straight white cis women" who are we leaving out of the conversation?

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Valentine's Day Letters to a Stranger

Valentine's Day can be a hard day, so we prepared and wrote letters to a stranger to hand out to our UNC peers. You are important and amazing and you matter! 

Horton residents write letters!
Horton residents write letters!
press to zoom
Joyner residents write letters!
Joyner residents write letters!
press to zoom
Old East residents write letters.
Old East residents write letters.
press to zoom

2013-2014 Trainings

Sign up for a training today!

press to zoom
IMG_4988.jpg
IMG_4988.jpg
press to zoom
Carolina Kickoff Training
Carolina Kickoff Training

We had a blast training our fellow Campus Y Committee, Carolina Kickoff. The counselors are now ready to fight stigma and talk about mental health with incoming first years.

press to zoom
Carolina Kickoff Training
Carolina Kickoff Training
press to zoom
Carolina Kickoff Training
Carolina Kickoff Training
press to zoom
Scholars Latino Initiative
Scholars Latino Initiative

We had a great time talking about Latino mental health with the amazing students from Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI). SLI is a college-preparedness mentorship program for Latino students from under-sourced high schools in NC.

press to zoom
press to zoom
Catalyst Conference
Catalyst Conference

We presented to students from rural and urban high schools in NC participating in Catalyst Conference.

press to zoom

Fall Potluck

Our Rethinkers shared food, fun, and Apples to Apples at our Fall potluck. 

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Rethink Thanksgiving

Rethink hosted a night of games, pizza, and play dough to celebrate Thanksgiving family style. We shared what we are thankful for and a whole lot of laughts.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

ECU Training

We had such a great time presenting to graduate students from the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies at East Carolina University on November 16, 2013. A huge thanks to the Student Addictions and Rehabilitation Association at ECU for inviting us!

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Be Brave Flashmob

Standing up to mental health stigma requires us to be brave. To show everyone that being brave together makes ending stigma a little easier, Rethink performed a flashmob dance of Sara Bareilles' "Brave" at the Pit on November 20, 2013.

Standing up to mental health stigma requires us to be brave. To show everyone that being brave together makes ending stigma a little easier, Rethink performed a flashmob dance of Sara Bareilles' "Brave" at the Pit on November 20, 2013. Watch a video of the dance here: https://vimeo.com/79915790

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Painting the Expression Board

Rethink members painted a large wooden board as preparation for Mental Health Awareness Week. During MHAW, UNC students were given the chance to write, paint, or decorate a positive message about mental illness and recovery on the expression board. 

To prepare for Mental Health Awareness Week 2013, we painted our Rethink Expression Board.

press to zoom

No paint brushes? No problem!

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Mental Health in the Arts Performances

As part of the 2013 Mental Health Awareness Week, on October 9, 2013, the Carolina Ukulele Ensemble, Madeline Edwards, the Tarpeggios, Cadence and the UNC Wordsmiths performed songs and poems about mental health and recovery.

Madeline Edwards sang at our Mental Health Awareness Week Performance night.

press to zoom

UNC Wordsmiths poets performed spoken word.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

Mental Health Vigil 

As part of the 2013 Mental Health Awareness Week, on October 7, 2013 candlelight vigil was held in remembrance and to show our support to those who have known or lost someone with a mental illness. Student Body President Christy Lambden and representatives from UNC Counseling and Psychological Services presented on services and policies on campus. A conversation among students who shared personal experiences followed. 

We kicked off Mental Health Awareness Week with a Vigil to honor those we love who have a mental illness and those we have lost.

press to zoom

Student Body President Christy Lambden speaks at the Mental Health Vigil.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

2013 Fall Fest

We had a great time at Fall Fest welcoming new students to UNC and telling them all about the work Rethink is doing.

At Fall Fest 2013, we got to talk to some wonderful students interested in mental health.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom