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Behind Happy Faces

MentalHealth.Gov defines mental health as including "our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood." 

Recognizing the importance for all members to understand and develop basic skills necessary to support positive mental health, Sigma Nu has partnered with the Human Power Project to offer the Behind Happy Faces Collegiate Member Program and Advisor Resource Series

Collegiate Member Program

The Collegiate Member Program is designed for all collegiate members. It is embedded within All-Chapter LEAD as Module D: Mental Health and is comprised of five (5) 15-25 minute in-person workshops and four (4) optional add-on lessons. Chapters are encouraged to facilitate one workshop of Module D each semester as part of their overall implementation of All-Chapter LEAD. 

Behind Happy Faces Collegiate Member Program

If needing to facilitate a lesson virtually, review the Behind Happy Faces Virtual Facilitation Tips

Consider using the Behind Happy Faces Weekly Check-In Prompts to facilitate a short conversation checking in on the mental wellbeing of members supplementing the Collegiate Member Program curriculum.

Advisor Resource Series

The Advisor Resource Series is designed specifically for alumni volunteers and collegiate chapter officers. The program is comprised of five (5) 5-10 minute online modules discussing topics including a mental health overview; creating effective coping mechanisms; mental distress, warning signs, and how to get help; self-care for advisors and officers; and handling crisis situations. 

Behind Happy Faces Advisor Resource Series

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by simply dialing 988. The lifeline provides access to a national network of mental health professionals and volunteers available to provide free and confidential support to any person in a suicidal crisis or experiencing emotional distress. More information about this free service can be found at https://988lifeline.org/.

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