Sponsored by Iowa Medical Society September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month and in support of the priority by Iowa Medical Society to address physician burnout, the DMU community of students, alumni, and IMS members are invited to attend a documentary screening and panel discussion on this important issue impacting the health care profession. What's killing our doctors? Jumping off hospital rooftops, hanging themselves in janitorial closets, overdosing on drugs—they’re A students and their suicides are often like well-planned school projects.…
Part of the Do No Harm events for the day. Drop by the SEC Commons whenever you would like. Giant paper will be posted on the wall for you to write your ideas about what could help improve student mental health at DMU and beyond. Coloring books and colored pencils will also be available for you to sit down alone or with friends to de-stress and exercise your artistic side.
Part of the Do No Harm events for the day. Explore the healing benefits of yoga while you enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon on the lawn just outside the SEC. Missy Gripp, DMU Wellness Center Manager & Yoga Instructor, will lead a Power Yoga class for the DMU campus population as part of the PHA Healthy Campus Week & the ‘Do No Harm’ activities. Missy has been teaching Yoga since 2004 and certified at Power Life in 2013. Power Yoga is…
Part of the Do No Harm events for the day. Sometimes, processing difficult emotions and receiving comfort doesn’t involve words at all. After the screening, take some time to engage in one of the best forms of self-care there is (or, at very least, one of the furriest forms)...pet therapy! Local registered therapy dogs will be ready to welcome you with open hearts and warm paws.
Part of the Do No Harm events for the day. This session will focus on learning about personal experiences of students of color and LGBTQI students. A safe space will be provided to share stories, experiences, challenges, and successes to better understand the mental health and wellness needs of these populations. The session will be facilitated by faculty, staff, and mental health professionals. All are welcome to attend.
Part of the Do No Harm events for the day. Come and get your hands dirty with fellow students, faulty and staff! We are going to put together a terrarium of succulent plants. Ecothreapy uses nature as a point of inspiration- whether you are taking a walk through a forest, gardening in your backyard, or tending to your terrarium. A number of studies in the last decade have shown that communizing with nature can decrease depression (University of Essex, 2007) and help increase mindfulness.
Open to the public A new, big data research presentation by Mynd Analytics will discuss a breakthrough option that can offer better outcomes for people suffering from mental illness. With more than 130 psychotropic medications available, it can be challenging to know the best regimen to prescribe early in the treatment process. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AOA credit, and nursing contact hours through Des Moines University.
An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely
The conversation surrounding the film "Do No Harm" doesn't stop with the screening! The SCC will host an informal follow-up conversation about the film on Thursday, September 27 from 12-1pm in Ryan Hall 181. Please join us to continue sharing your reactions, and engaging in discussion about the issues raised in the film. Please feel free to bring your lunch!