Rogers State University’s Social Justice League and Psi Chi Chapter are hosting their 7th Annual Mental Wealth Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Centennial Center on the Claremore campus.
Mental Wealth Day is the largest student-organized event at RSU. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom, with the OBI Blood Drive running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and seminars taking place in upstairs conference rooms. Mental Wealth Day is free and open to the public.
An award-winning program, Mental Wealth Day seeks to promote mental health and wellness in the community. Visitors and students will learn about community resources, careers and educational opportunities in the fields of mental health, social science and criminal justice. Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in personal and professional development seminars.
RSU Counseling Services and volunteers from Grand Lake Mental Health Center will offer mental health screenings to attendees free of charge. RSU Career Services will host a social science career and graduate school fair in conjunction with the event, giving job seekers the opportunity to learn about available internships, volunteer positions, and job opportunities in the field.
A silent auction will be held online from 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31 through 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. The auction is accessible through the event webpage at www.rsu.edu/MentalWealthDay, and bid winners will be contacted by email. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to support future programming and events sponsored by the Social Justice League and Psi Chi, including the annual Special Day of Care, where the residents of Safenet Services, a Claremore shelter for women and children who experience domestic violence, are treated to free beauty services (for the women) and a carnival (for the children).
The personal and professional development seminars include:
10:00 – 11:15 am
Rights and Resilience of Abused Children
Angela Henderson, Executive Director of Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma
Moral Injury in our Military Veterans
Dr. Erv Janssen, Retired Navy psychiatrist
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Human Sex Trafficking
Dr. Denni Blum, Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University
Trauma Informed Care
Barbara Chupp, Supervisor at Rogers County Youth Services
1:00 – 2:15 pm
Graduate School and GRE
Vanessa Boney, graduate student at Northeastern State University
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Sylvia Starr, Safenet Services