Raider resilience

Wright State University hosted a special week of programming dedicated to nurturing the mental well-being of students, faculty and staff during Raider Resilience Week, Oct. 2–10, and on World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10.

Raider Resilience Week featured informative discussions, training opportunities and activities designed to promote open conversations about mental health and provide tools for self-care. The week also featured numerous free activities and classes offered by Campus Recreation to promote mental and physical health.

The week culminated with Wright State’s celebration of World Mental Health Day.

The day included informative workshops and fun activities designed to inspire, educate and help students, faculty and staff destress. A Wellness Fair featured games and other fun activities, including dancing, inflatables, a dunk tank and goat yoga.

“We are really just talking about ways to have fun and beat the stigma against mental health and come together as a campus,” said Provost Amy Thompson, Ph.D.

Raider Resilience Week was organized by Wright State’s Mental Health Task Force, which is working to foster an atmosphere of support and openness at the university.

Wright State is also promoting the Healthy Minds Study during October. The survey will help the university better understand student and employee mental health and well-being, sources of support, and other mental and emotional health topics.

The university also launched a new resource Wright State Cares, an online form that anyone can use to share a concern about a student or employee who is struggling. Community members can also self-report if they are not ready to talk to peers or colleagues. The form is accessible at and at the bottom of most Wright State webpages.

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