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Explore resources and events from the Gillings School, UNC and the community

January

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Wednesday, January 27 | 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Student Global Health Committee General Body Meeting
The Student Global Health Committee is excited to announce the theme of this year’s GillingsX event: Resilience in Times of Crises.

GillingsX is an annual event hosted by the Student Global Health Committee where Gillings students make 10-15-minute TEDx-style presentations to highlight inspiring projects, findings and personal experiences in advancing global health. Interested in being a speaker for this year’s event? Find more details on the event and application process at the Student Global Health Committee page.

Join us for our next general body meeting on Wednesday, Jan 27, 12:30 – 1 p.m. Register online and follow us on social media at @sghc_unc to stay in the loop!

Wednesday, January 27 | 5:00 p.m.
Wind Down Wednesday: Mental Fitness Series: Radical Self Care with Dawna Jones

Friday, January 29 | Noon
International Student Support Pod – #1 Spring Semester

Friday, January 29 | Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Womxn in Healthcare Leadership Symposium 2021: Leveraging Your Power
Please join WHL for our 2021 Annual Symposium on January 29th from 12-2PM on zoom! Register here.
We look forward to seeing you there! More information is included in the registration link, as well as on our LinkedIn page and on Instagram @unc_whl !

Friday, January 29 | 5:00 p.m.
Gillings Black Student Support Pod

February

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Tuesday, February 2 | 5:00 p.m.
Gillings Game Night Event Series

Thursday, February 4 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Public Health Job Search Tips and Tricks

Thursday, February 4 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Long and Winding Road: My Journey as a Health Disparities Researcher
Ronny Bell, PhD, Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Friday, February 5 | 1:00 p.m.
Gillings Employer Spotlight (TBD)

Wednesday, February 10 | 5:00 p.m.
Wind Down Wednesday: Mental Fitness Series: Identity and Self Worth, Speaker Angenette Crume, Mental Health Clinician and Self-Esteem Coach

Friday, February 12 | 1:00 p.m.
Gillings Employer Spotlight (TBD)

Tuesday, February 16 | 5:00 p.m.
Gillings Game Night Event Series

Thursday, February 18 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Public Health Job Search Tips and Tricks

Friday, February 19 | Noon
International Student Support Pod – Spring #2

Friday, February 19 | 5:00 p.m.
Gillings Black Student Support Pod

Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00 p.m.
Wind Down Wednesday: Mental Fitness Series: Internalized Perfection, Speaker, Jean Semelfort, Jr. Licensed Professional Counselor and founder of the Cactus Center

Friday, February 26 | 1:00 p.m.
Gillings Employer Spotlight (TBD)

March

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April

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Gillings Commencement (TBA)

Gillings School Student Activities, Organizations and Community Events

General Links


Health and Wellness

A message from Dean Sims-Evans (PDF)

Mental Health and Wellness

Fitness

Virtual Nutrition


Peer2Peer

Peer2Peer is an undergraduate and graduate student-led initiative that provides peer support in the form of one-on-session with peer responders. Through these conversations, we support anonymity and individual autonomy. Peer support connects us to each other through shared experiences.

We hope our Peer Responders’ diverse range of lived experiences can help students across the country find comfort during this unprecedented time. We encourage individuals to use this platform as an avenue to talk about what may be on their minds– both mental and non-mental health-related.

Peer2Peer values vulnerability, empathy, and perspectives that are innate to peer support.  We hope students across the country will seek support through Peer2Peer and encourage those around them to do the same.

Connect with Peer2Peer Services.


Lectures and Webinars

Gillings School Series

Outside of the Gillings School


Career Services

Gillings School Career Services


What We’re Listening to and Reading

Podcasts

Race, History, and Anti-Racist Education

LGBTQ

Public Health, Wellness and Nutrition

Antiracism

Books

Race and Culture

Public Health

Antiracism

Movies and Videos

Web Articles and Links

Antiracism

Additional Resources

Antiracism


Archived Webinar Recordings

Student Success Seminars

Tips on Self-Advocacy for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals with Dr. Andre Brown [View Recording]

Wind Down Wednesday Series

What is your New Normal? with Stephanie Briscoe [View Recording.]

Identity and Self Worth with Angenette Crume [View Recording]

Radical Self Care with Dawna Jones, Assistant Dean for Students [View Recording]

Grief and Loss with Greg Bocchino [View Recording]

Managing Your Attention with Shekinah Fashaw [View Recording]

Food and our Health with Jonathan Earnest [View Recording on YouTube.]

Optimizing Your Space and Time with Betty-Shannon Prevatt [Watch on YouTube]

Harnessing Your Strengths and Resilience with Candice Fisher Webb [Watch on YouTube]

Alleviating Stress and Anxiety with Dr. Kamala Uzzell [Watch on YouTube]

Mental Fitness Series: How to Fail Better, speaker Shirin Eskandani, Personal Coach and founder of Wholehearted Coaching [View Recording]

Burn Out and the Stress Cycle with Jill Triana, Owner and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor at Capital Counseling [View Recording]

Microaffirmations: Small Act…Big Impact with Candice Powell, director of Carolina Covenant [View Recording]


International Student Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Funding Resources for International Students

Black and POC Student Resources

Black Mental Health Resources

Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Black Men Heal
Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.

Black Mental Health Alliance — (410) 338-2642
Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.

Black Mental Wellness
Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
BLHF has launched the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in our network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.

Brother You’re on My Mind
An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and NIMHD to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.

Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State
List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.

Hurdle
Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families. Currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join their waiting list and will be notified when Hurdle is available in their state.

Melanin and Mental Health
Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.

Ourselves Black
Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

POC Online Classroom
Contains readings on the importance of self care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements.

Sista Afya
Organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.

Therapy for Black Girls
Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community.

The SIWE Project
Non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.

The Steve Fund
Organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.

Unapologetically Us
Online community for Black women to seek support.

Self-Care For People Of Color

In recognition of many mental health conditions are being triggered as a result of the coronavirus, the economic crisis and repeated racist incidents and death.

Learn more about mental health conditions including anxiety disordersdepression and posttraumatic stress disorder.

  • Article on coping with anticipatory grief
  • Article on coping with traumatic stress
  • Article on Racial Battle Fatigue