Healthy State

Healthy State Programs 

January 2022

The Healthy State theme for the month is “New Year – New Me: My 2022 Vision!” The programs throughout the month will focus on providing students an opportunity to reflect on their wellness, envision their future, and act on new health and wellness goals associated with their academic success. Follow #HealthyStateGSU to share tips for self-reflection, opportunities to create a vision board #VisionBoardsGSU, and links to complete an online mental health assessment through #MindWiseGSU.

Go to Be Well Panthers PIN page for campus specific details and additional programming:

  • January 10, 2022 Alpharetta, Decatur, & Dunwoody [Healthy State table]
  • January 11, 2022 Clarkston [Healthy State table]
  • January 13, 2022 Atlanta [Healthy State table]
  • January 20, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]

Check out the Be Well Panthers Online Magazine for relevant articles #BeWellPanthersMagazine:

February 2022

February is Love Your Body Month. The Healthy State events focus on providing students an opportunity to learn ways to take care of their bodies and mind. Follow #HealthyStateGSU  to share tips for self-care of mind and body, share personal body positive messages with #ILoveMeGSU, learn how to join the Condom Club as part of a safer sex plan, and identify opportunities to #SeizeTheAwkwardPanthers

Go to Be Well Panthers PIN page for campus specific details:

  • February 7, 2022 Decatur & Dunwoody [Healthy State table]
  • February 8, 2022 Atlanta [Healthy State table]
  • February 9, 2022 Alpharetta & Clarkston [Healthy State table]
  • February 17, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]

Check out the Be Well Panthers Online Magazine for relevant articles #BeWellPanthersMagazine:

March 2022

A Safer Spring Break with Self-Care is the focus for this month. The Counseling Center will lead virtual vacations and share YouTube videos for #TakeCareOfYouGSU. Student Health Promotion will be sharing highway safety information during observational seat belt checks on each campus, new videos to ensure correct use of safer sex supplies, and sleep tips to prevent drowsy driving  #SleepWellGSU. Online health screenings, to promote the awareness of excessive gambling behaviors, through Mindwise will be available throughout the month #MindWiseGSU 

Go to Be Well Panthers PIN page for campus specific details:

  • March 7, 2022 Decatur & Dunwoody [Healthy State table]
  • March 8, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]
  • March 9, 2022 Alpharetta & Clarkston [Healthy State table]
  • March 10, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]

Check out the Be Well Panthers Online Magazine for relevant articles #BeWellPanthersMagazine:

April 2022

April is all about de-stressing; that is, managing the positive and negative stressors of the end of the academic year. Each campus will host a DeStressFest for students to enjoy some down time during finals preparation #DeStressFestGSU

Go to Be Well Panthers PIN page for campus specific details:

  • April 18, 2022 Decatur [Healthy State table]
  • April 19, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]
  • April 20, 2022 Alpharetta & Clarkston [Healthy State table]
  • April 25, 2022 Dunwoody [Healthy State table]
  • April 26, 2022 Newton [Healthy State table]

Check out the Be Well Panthers Online Magazine for relevant articles #BeWellPanthersMagazine:

May-July 2022

Welcome to all the new students – we will see you at New Student Orientation #PantherFamily

August 2022

Get to know the health and wellness programs and services available to Georgia State University students through New Student Orientation, Panther Welcome, and Wellness Wednesday (BeWellPanthers Instagram Live at 11am).

September 2022

Come by to learn the 5 signs of emotional distress, how to assist someone, and how to have conversations about mental health [#SeizeTheAwkwardPanthers].

Throughout the month we want to encourage people to ask, “R U O.K.?” Suicide Prevention month is the focus of Healthy State September. Programs will include an opportunity to use #HealthyStateGSU spread the word about suicide prevention, and show how we can all take action and make an impact in someone’s life.

Go to Be Well Panthers PIN page for campus specific details:

  • September 8, 2022 Atlanta
  • Septebmer 12, 2022 Dunwoody
  • September 14, 2022 Clarkston
  • September 15, 2022 Newton
  • September 19, 2022 Decatur
  • September 21, 2022 Alpharetta

October 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention is the focus of Healthy State October. Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but it can be prevented. The #1Thing #1ThingPanthers Community Pledge is a call to action, an invitation, a voluntary choice and opportunity to affirm your commitment to end domestic violence. Taking the pledge says that you will help end domestic violence by pledging to do #1Thing to address domestic violence – yes Panthers that is #1ThingPanthers: Be a caring and consistent adult in the life of a child, Talk to loved ones about violence and oppression, Create a culture of consent in your home, Use social media to raise awareness among your peers – share your #1Thing by tagging @BeWellPanthers and using #1ThingPanthers, and listen to and validate a survivor of trauma

November 2022

Food Insecurity Awareness is the focus of Healthy State November. Food insecurity means limited or uncertain availability of nutritional adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people including college students experience food insecurity. We will be identifying the food pantries available to students on Georgia State University campuses, providing examples of the food items and non-perishable food items available at Panther’s Pantry, and providing examples of what food insecurities look like among college students. Throughout November you can learn more & participate in this initiative by following   #HealthyStateGSU on Instagram and Twitter.

December 2022

AHealthy Stateof Mind is a focus for this month and the Counseling Center will lead stress management activities and Student Health Promotion will share sleep tips #SleepWellGSU. Online health screening through Mindwise will be promoted throughout the month #HealthyMindsGSU