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How To Get Involved in the Bandana Project

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The Bandana Project at UCI is a campus-wide visibility campaign that is open to and encourages participation by all students, faculty, and staff. By taking a simple pledge, participants will be outfitted with a green bandana and resources cards, officially indicating to the campus community that they are a safe resource to help those in crisis find the help that they need.

In an effort to get the word out and to build community of care we are inviting individulas, departments, student groups, and other campus organizations the opportunity to come together and take the pledge.

 

How to Participate as an Individual:

If you are wanting to take the pledge on an individual level you can stop by one of our tabling events, resource fairs, and other outreach and prevention initiatives throughout the year where we will hosting pledge stations allowing the campus community to take the pledge, get their bandanas, and be provided with resource cards to distribute across campus when needed.

 You can also stop by the Main Counseling Center Lobby (203 Student Services 1) and ask to take the pledge at our front desk. You will then be provided with a pledge packet which includes a welcome letter, 3 resource cards, and a green bandana.

  • Display Your Bandana: All participants who take the pledge are encouraged to display their green bandanas in visible areas. Tie it to your bag/backpack, hang it in your office/dorm room; the choice is yours! As long as the community can see it, they will know that you are a resource for mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Familiarize Yourself with Campus Resources: Study the resource cards that are given to you to familiarize yourself with the resources that the campus already provides for those in crisis, as well as nationwide resources that can help anyone outside of the campus. You can keep a card for yourself, as well as hand out cards to those that approach you seeking help. More cards can be requested through the Counseling Center.
  • Learn More About How to Be A Resource: Visit the Bandana Project training modules on the Counseling Center website, to learn more about how to best support your community as a resource.

 

How to Participate as an Organization:

If your department or student organization is wanting to show support and take the pledge by following a few quick steps.

  • Reach out to the UCI Counseling Center at couns201@uci.edu to request to take the pledge for your organization.
  • The Counseling Center will then put together a pledge packet for your organization/department including a welcome letter, QR code flyer to take the pledge, resource cards, and the appropriate number of bandanas.
  • Display Your Bandana: All participants who take the pledge are encouraged to display their green bandanas in visible areas. Tie it to your bag/backpack, hang it in your office/dorm room; the choice is yours! As long as the community can see it, they will know that you are a resource for mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Take a Picture: After your organization/department has taken the pledge, we ask that you gather your group for a community photo with your Green Bandanas on display. These photos will then be displayed on the Counseling Center website with the department or organization’s name.
  • Familiarize Yourself with Campus Resources: Study the resource cards that are given to you to familiarize yourself with the resources that the campus already provides for those in crisis, as well as nationwide resources that can help anyone outside of the campus. You can keep a card for yourself, as well as hand out cards to those that approach you seeking help. More cards can be requested through the Counseling Center.
  • Learn More About How to Be A Resource: Visit the Bandana Project training modules on the Counseling Center website, to learn more about how to best support your community as a resource.

 

Mind Your Zot!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

Weather the Changes in Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!