Fresh Check Day

During Healthy Campus Week, "Fresh Check Day" shared resources, tips, conversation and de-stress activities with students. It was sponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation. We look forward to continuing to host the event!

Well-Being Programming

Center for Well-Being provides information on mental health topics in a variety of formats. The formats include handouts, workshops, or community events.

Educational Workshops: The Center for Well-Being does its best to accommodate workshop requests for classes or groups. If you are interested in having the center host a workshop, please contact Dr. Jackie Darby, Director of Well-Being Outreach and Prevention Services, at jdarby@american.edu. Please submit outreach requests at least 10 business days prior to an event. The Center for Well-Being designs its workshops with the goals of raising awareness and providing information regarding mental health to as many people as possible.

QPR Training: The Center for Well-Being offers QPR training for all AU faculty, staff, and student-led organizations. QPR training focuses on teaching individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and provide guidelines to  Question a person about those thoughts, Persuade them to get help, and  Refer the person for support. This interactive training will be 1 hour in length. Interested in scheduling a QPR training, contact Dr. Jackie Darby at  jdarby@american.edu. Please give at least three weeks notice when you are submitting a request. 

The Center for Well-Being also host a drop-in QPR virtual training every third Thursday at 4pm. Availability is on a "first come, first serve" basis. To register for a drop-in training, click: QPR Training Registration

Requests for Interviews: Due to the heavy demand for services, the Well-Being Center is generally not able to grant requests for in-person interviews with clinicians for class assignments. However, the Center will do its best to accommodate such requests. Request are to be made at least 10 business days in advance. To submit a request, please contact Dr. Jackie Darby, Director of Well-Being Outreach and Prevention Services, at jdarby@american.edu 

Social Media: The Center for Well-Being believes that growth can happen in the digital space. Visit our social media pages (@AUHealthWell) for more helpful handouts and tips. 

The Center for Well-Being also realizes that, occasionally, urgent outreach needs arise (e.g., when there is a tragic event or injustice). In these cases, please contact us, and every effort will be made to respond promptly.

Peer Health Educators

Group of people in purple shirts2021-2022 Peer Health Educators cohort

Center for Well-Being has an amazing group of students who help promote wellness on campus. The Peer Health Educators program (PHE) is a year long program where students learn skills on applying health education skills uniquely to college-age students. This part of a one credit course. If you are interested in learning more about the PHE program, email Natalie Price at nataliep@american.edu or stop by Hughes Hall 105. 

Fresh Check Day: Fall 2017

Fresh Check Day

De-Stress with Dogs

De-Stress with Dogs

Fresh Check Day: Fall 2017

Fresh Check Day

Dogs on the Quad

Dogs on the Quad

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

AUCC Clinicians

Fresh Check Day