Monday, May 10:
Tuesday, May 11:
There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Join your colleagues and the ISU WellBeing team, and special guests, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a simple 15-minute mindfulness experience. For more information go here
- Mindspring Mental Health Alliance (formerly NAMI) Webinar: Understanding Mental Illness | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
An accessible guide to understanding the categories of mental health disorders, how prevalent they are, and what causes mental illness. Separate myths & facts and learn strategies to combat stigma and help others in this one-hour session with a licensed therapist. For more information and to register, click here
Wednesday, May 12:
- Shaping a Strong Generation: Helping Youth and Adolescents Build Resiliency: | 2:00 - 2:45 pm
What do mindfulness, boundaries, and communication have in common? They are just a few tools adults can introduce to help youth and adolescents build resiliency. Join this webinar from Employee & Family Resources (EFR) to learn tips and tricks for raising a resilient generation. To register, click here
ISU WorkLife Connections: | 2:30 - 3:00 pm
We want to connect with you! Every Wednesday join your WorkLife at ISU team, or special guest, in a conversation on work-life balance during these challenging times. Each week we will share information on staying well and connecting with other ISU employees both at work and at home. For more information about and to join the conversation, go here.
Today's session: The Science of Parenting: Child Development and Milestones The Science of Parenting team will continue our look at various ages and stages of child development. Join us to gain insights and understanding into developmental milestones and how they can impact your relationships with the children in your life.
Thursday, May 13:
There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Join your colleagues and the ISU WellBeing team, and special guests, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a simple 15-minute mindfulness experience. For more information go here.
- Mindspring Mental Health Alliance (formerly NAMI) Webinar: Understanding Hoarding | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Hoarding is a compulsive behavior that involves much more than keeping extra papers around. This seminar explores the reasons people hoard, common symptoms of hoarding, and the impact hoarding has on both the individual and the family. Explore treatment options and tips for communicating with someone who hoards in this one-hour session with a licensed therapist. For more information and to register, click here
Friday, May 14:
- Mindspring Mental Health Alliance (formerly NAMI) Community Conversation: Guardianships and Conservatorships: Close Up and Personal | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Dr. Josephine Gittler, Law Professor at the University of Iowa, will present on guardianship and conservatorship and answer audience questions. To register, click here
ISU WellBeing is committed to creating a walking community (even virtually) for ISU employees. To support this community, we are continuing with the Friday Walk and Talks, but just not as a large group on campus. Whether you are on campus or working remotely, having to maintain physical distancing can feel isolating at times. We want to support you in every way. Join us virtually by taking the time to get up, get out, and walk for your well-being! For more information go here.
- Wednesday May 19th: Unplugged: | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
It can be difficult to unplug living in a world of constant connection and perpetual multi-tasking. If you feel like your day is a series of alerts, notifications, and reminders, you are not alone. The average person checks his or her phone 150 times a day which makes it difficult to concentrate on tasks, projects and those around you. Several studies show that we need time away from our personal devices in order to refresh and recharge. Learn how unplugging a bit each day can be beneficial to your personal relationships and increase productivity in the workplace. For more information and to register, visit LEARN@ISU
- Thursday May 20th: City of Ames Mental Health Public Forum : | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Ames Mayor John Halia will host a Mental Health Wellness, Recovery and Resiliency Initiative public forum on Thursday May 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The forum will address mental health concerns, identify symptoms of mental illness and connect residents with resources in Central Iowa. Keynote speaker Jason Haglund, a local mental health counselor and leader in the behavioral health field, will discuss identifying and responding to pandemic-related stress and anxiety. The forum will also have a panel discussion featuring representatives from Iowa State University, Ames Community School District, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) Mental Health region and more. The event will take place at Ames City Auditorium at 520 6th Street and will be live streamed on social media for those who refer to attend virtually. The recording will also be posted later to the City of Ames website.