*Due to weather the Kickball Fundraiser has been moved to November, 15th 6pm at the RecSports fields.
November kicks off Movember, a month dedicated to men’s health. Beginning in Australia in 2003, and launched in the United States in 2007, the Movember Foundation seeks to raise awareness, fund raise, and provide education on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
This year, the Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) is partnering with Interfraternity Council (IFC) to spread awareness to the UT community about the importance of men’s mental and physical health. Throughout November, CHEW is hosting several events in recognition of Movember.
The goal is to educate students about men’s health issues and how they can play a role in supporting and encouraging men to talk openly about mental health concerns and de-stigmatize vulnerability among men. Please see below for a list of upcoming events!
- November 20th: Tim Mousseau: Mo-Men-Tum
- 7:00PM to 8:00PM at Student Union Auditorium
- Official Movember Foundation SpokesMo Tim Mousseau leads a conversation on men’s health, masculinity, and how to support men
For accommodations during Movember events, please contact Wellness Coordinator Bilqis Amatus-Salaam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 974-HELP Referral Line: 24/7 referral for students of concern. The hotline is private, and students can call 865-974-4357 (HELP) for themselves or someone else.
- Student Counseling Center: Brief assessment hours are held from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Students can also call 865-974-2196 to make an appointment.
- Student Health Center: If you need to schedule a same-day appointment at the Student Health Center, call the triage nurse at 865-974-5080. Future date appointments can be made via the Student Health Portal.
- MiResource: Personalized, online referral to local and online mental health resources.
- 1 in 6 Helpline: 1 in 6 works specifically to support male survivors of sexual violence. Their helpline is available for any man who has experienced an instance of sexual violence or abuse, and those who care about men experiencing this.
- Talkspace: With Talkspace online therapy, anyone can get therapy without traveling to an office. Men often prefer anonymity with their mental health help, this can offer men an easier way to engage on the topic.
- National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. They offer a variety of resources and connection to external resources or help to find area resources.