Healthy State

Healthy State Programs 

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 #WellnessWednesdaysPanthers on Instagram Live (or IGTV). First year students are encouraged to follow #BeWellPanthers26 for content specific information.

September 2022

Let’s #SeizeTheAwkwardPanthers by talking about our mental health with friends, learning the 5 signs of emotional distress and the 5 steps to assisting someone who may be suicidal.

Campus departments and student organizations will be represented to ensure students are aware of the many resources available for students’ health & well-being.

Use #HealthyStatePanthers [2022] #HealthyStateGSU [2021] to spread the word about suicide prevention and show how we can all act to make a difference in someone’s life.

Students on all campuses can make an appointment with the Counseling Center by calling 404-413-1640. In-person drop-in same-day consultations are available on the Atlanta Campus in the Dahlberg Hall Care Center, Suite 207. In-person and virtual ongoing appointments are available on the following campuses: Downtown, Clarkston, Decatur, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. Virtual appointments are available for all campuses. Virtual Appointments are available for all campuses.

If you’re concerned about yourself or someone else, please call the Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255 [available 24/7, free and confidential].

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

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

October 2022

College students experience stress related to academics, social connection, chronic disease, and traumatic events. Throughout the month we will focus on ways for students to practice self-care on a regular basis to reduce stress and enhance overall well-being. Self-care is broad concept which encompasses taking care of oneself (e.g., sleep hygiene, regular physical activity, regular health screenings), connecting socially (e.g., healthy vs unhealthy relationships), eating a well balanced diet, and managing stress in healthy ways (e.g., avoiding alcohol & other drugs, engaging in meditation).

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 Use #HealthyStatePanthers [2022] #HealthyStateGSU [2021] on Instagram and Twitter.

December 2022

AHealthy Stateof Mind is a focus for this month. December marks the end of the fall semester which includes academic stress (i.e., finals, graduation), holiday and winter break expectations, along with preparing or a new year. Throughout the month in-person and virtual activities will focus on managing academic and social stress, taking care of physical health, and sharing tips for a safe holiday season and winter break (follow #PanthersGamePlan to ensure you, your friends, & family are safe on the highways as you travel). The Counseling Center will host stress management activities (e.g., painting, creating self-care jars) and Student Health Promotion will share sleep tips #SleepWellGSU. Online health screening through Mindwise will be promoted throughout the month. 

January 2023

The Healthy State theme for the month is “New Year – New Me: My 2023 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.

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

February 2023

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

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

March 2023

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 

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

April 2023

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

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

May-July 2023

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