De-stress event to help raise mental health awareness in advance of finals week

April 20, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, and to help students relieve stress and mentally prepare for finals week, Beck Psychotherapy in State College is holding a de-stress event from 4 to 8 p.m. April 27 in its office at 103 E. Beaver Ave.

Students attending the event will be able to paint masks as part of Beck Psychotherapy’s Mask Project, enjoy free food from D.P. Dough, and relax with Beck’s puppy mascot, Gracie.

The Mask Project allows students to paint a mask showing the “many faces of mental health,” in support of themselves, someone they care about, or even someone they have never met, to show that people care about stomping out the stigma of mental health issues. Completed masks will be displayed at Appalachian Outdoors, located at 123 S. Allen St. in State College, beginning May 6 and at other locations downtown throughout the month of May.

Participation in the event is free, and all materials and food will be supplied. No RSVP is required, but students wishing to RSVP can do so at the Beck Psychotherapy Facebook page.

Last Updated April 20, 2016