Mental Wealth Day Symposium 2023 Scheduled for Oct. 18

Rogers State University will host the Mental Wealth Day Symposium 2023 Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center on the Claremore campus.

Coordinated by members of the Social Justice League, Mental Wealth Day will give RSU students the opportunity to speak with mental health professionals and learn about resources available to them for their mental well-being.

“The purpose for the event is to discuss different areas of mental health and to talk about it in such a way that it’s not just for sociology and psychology students, but for everyone, with information that the entire student body can apply in their everyday lives,” said Bailie Binder, Social Justice League president. “We will be hosting several speakers addressing mental health – mental health in college, healthy relationships, neuroscience, and more.

“Additionally, there will be several partner agencies involved, who will have resource tables with information about mental and emotional health, as well as several art stations for students to express themselves creatively while decompressing,” she continued. “College can be very stressful, and we want RSU students to understand that, and to know that there are resources available to help them cope with that stress or other mental health concerns.”

A panel consisting of graduate students and licensed mental health professionals will also be part of the symposium, with giveaways scheduled throughout the event.

This is the 14th year for RSU to host a Mental Wealth Day Symposium, in recognition of national Mental Wealth Day, held the second Tuesday in October, although there’s “never a bad time” to look after one’s own mental health, Binder said.

Now in its fifth year, RSU’s Social Justice League’s mission is to maintain an inclusive environment for all RSU students, challenge social conventions and serve as a catalyst for personal growth and community action. The group meets every other Monday at 4 p.m. in Preparatory Hall.

For more information about Social Justice League, email Binder at [email protected].