"It’s very common to be concerned about a situation but not do anything about it. When we are around other people, we sometimes tell ourselves things like, 'if no one else is concerned, why should I be?' Or maybe you just don’t know what to do.
You can and should make the first move. Even if you don’t know exactly what to do, doing something is almost always better than doing nothing.
Remember, everyone can make the first move. We all have people we care about, and we all care about this community, so it is up to all of us to keep it safe.
Bad outcomes can be avoided if you do make the first move. You might be able to prevent someone from driving home after drinking, stop a sexual assault before it happens, or help a friend get help before he fails a class.
90% of students believe that a problem could have been avoided with intervention!"
Dare to be the red sheep! Check out Make the First Move webpage and contact Christine Johnston in the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center to set up a program.
Also, check out the Counseling Center's Helping a Friend in Distress webpage.
Location: OC 1051
Hours: M - F, 8am - 4:30pm
3/12: Be Smart to Do Well resource table, @ UC North, 11:30 am - 1 pm
3/14: Chai Chat, @ UC 2205, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
3/21: The Power Hour, @ the Multicultural Center (UC East), 12 - 1 pm
3/27: De-stress Fest, @ RFWC Quiet Lounge, 3 - 5 pm
4/3: Be Safe to Do Well resource table, @ UC North, 11 am - 1 pm
4/4: Chai Chat, @ RL 0034, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
4/10: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, @ Carter Hall, 5 -7 pm
4/17: Be Rested to Do Well drop-in event, @ HRL main office, 3 - 5 pm
4/18: The Power Hour, @ the Multicultural Center (UC East), 12 - 1 pm
4/23: Paws & Play (De-stress with therapy dogs), @ RFWC Quiet Lounge, 10 am - 12 pm; 1 - 3 pm
4/24: Paws & Play (De-stress with therapy dogs), @ HRL Fishbowl, 4 - 6 pm
To learn more about these events, please go to the Outreach & Programming Guide (Spring 2018).