Pennsylvania State University presents: Wellness in Words (Hope)

A workshop featuring award-winning short films, poetry-writing activities, and a panel discussion with students and local mental health resources. This workshop will focus on mental health topics around the themes of hope and resilience. All are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

Penn State Gender Equity Center

Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services

Centre Safe

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:December 8, 2021
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Pennsylvania State University – University Park
201 Shields Bldg
University Park, PA 16802

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of attendees felt the event created awareness of mental health issues related to hope and resilience
100% said that the workshop helped them confront and address stigma related to mental health issues
86% of those not already receiving support reported an increased likelihood to reach out for help
My main takeaway was that basically everyone is going through it, and that you’re not alone in what you’re feeling at all. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Little Elizabeth
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