Activities & off-campus events

Reclaiming Our Mental Health: The Powers and Perils of Social Media

Thursday, September 21, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall, St. Paul Campus

A new campus initiative entitled "Women's Mental Health Toolkit for the 21st Century" is bringing Carol Bruess, Ph.D., to campus for an exciting kick-off event.

Dr. Bruess is a dynamic and award-winning speaker, author, professor, and researcher on digital age communication and healthy relationships. She will speak about the positive and negative effects of social media on our mental health and relationships. The event will be held in Jeanne d'Arc auditorium on Thursday, September 21, from 7 to 9 pm.

This event is free, but seating is first come, first serve.

Light refreshments will be served.

Follow-up events

Students are invited to attend a follow-up discussion event with Dr. Bruess on Friday, September 22, 12 noon to 1 PM, in the Women's Center (CdC, Room 230). Light lunch will be available.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a follow up discussion on Friday, September 22, 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Study (CdC, Library 123). The focus of discussion will be the article "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" (Atlantic Monthly, September 2017).

About the initiative

A new campus initiative, "Women's Mental Health Toolkit for the 21st Century" is sponsored by the Mission Chairs, and aims to jump start honest conversations in the community about our mental health.

Watch for other upcoming events organized by the initiative!


See more events organized by the Mission Chairs on the Center for Mission blog.

st. kate's Endowed Mission chairs

st. kate's counseling center