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We hope this email finds you healthy (we’re almost out of flu season!). We all know April is one of the busiest months on campus, and this April is especially unique for OU Health Promotion. If you haven’t seen from social media, we have three new and unique events that we hope will serve the OU community in a number of ways next month. We would be so grateful if you would share these FREE events with your students.

Screening of The Ripple Effect
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30-9 p.m.
Headington Hall Theater

What to expect: This film is part of a global mission to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. Through sharing stories of survival and recovery we are creating significant awareness of this health crisis and social cause while helping people find the support they need to stay alive. OU Counselors and psychologists will be available to talk after the documentary.

Thursday, April 4, 6:30–8 p.m.
Midfirst Club, The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium


What to expect: The topic of mental health in sports is gaining momentum. #TheRightConversation panel presentation seeks to capture this momentum in a panel format. Panelists: Jarred Dubois, Detroit Pistons' Assistant Coach; Langston Galloway, Pistons' PG; Nina Westbrook, UCLA Basketball alumna, Marriage & Family Therapist; Nicole Mendes, OU Softball player; Caleb Kelly, OU Football Linebacker; Teresa Turner, Director of OU Student-Athlete Experience. Moderated by Dr. Corey Yeager, LMFT.

Due to heightened security of the event, we are asking everyone to register in advance to claim a wristband. 100 spots available. Link to sign up:

A Seat at the Table: A Discussion about Racial Battle Fatigue
Wednesday, April 17, 6–7:30 p.m.
Davenport’s in Couch Restaurants

What to expect: A Seat at the Table is OU Health Services’ first-ever event aimed to promote minority health on campus. We recognized a need for minority health emphasis as these groups have higher rates of burnout and fatigue. Our goal is to create a safe space for storytelling and identify areas for personal health improvements while providing resources and support for students (and staff and faculty) experiencing racial battle fatigue.

Attendees will be guided through discussions about social activist burnout, assess personal health needs, and provided networking opportunities and access to health resources on campus and in the community. Dinner provided. 115 total spots available. RSVP by signing up at

Oh, and we’re hiring.

We know there are dozens of ways for students to fill their time on campus, but we hope everyone will take a moment to share these events within their networks. We are always happy to share other events on our channels as well. Our constant goal is to create a healthier campus which leads to well-rounded students and long term success of the University.

Thank you for making the health and sustainability of campus a priority. If you have questions or need accommodations, we are happy to serve as a resource.

In health,
OU Health Promotion Staff

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