NAME YOUR STORY

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Fraternity & Sorority Life, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Stress Management, Substance Abuse

NAME YOUR STORY

At least one in four students experience a mental health challenge. For those who have not personally experienced anxiety, depression, or another mental health concern, chances are they know those who have. Name Your Story gives students the opportunity to not only learn about the signs and symptoms of some of the most common mental health problems affecting college students today, but this online program provides training on how to talk about these experiences with each other. Participants will also get an opportunity to learn more about self-care and how to prioritize their well-being. CAMPUSPEAK has partnered with Lauren Cook to provide thought-provoking content; immediately applicable to students’ lives. By engaging with this online program’s content, students will be equipped with tools they can use in their own lives and also support their friends and family.

The Name Your Story online education program includes:

  • Your choice of up to 20 online learning modules (60 minutes per module)
  • Onboarding and follow-up emails to all participants
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Facilitation guide for student leaders, advisors, and faculty to further the discussion surrounding mental health
  • Letter to parents about the program
  • Resource guide tailored to your campus or organization
  • Pre/Post assessment to evaluate student understanding, their opinions, and additional questions
  • Optional customization with your university or organizational branding

The video-based online learning modules include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive and bipolar disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Suicide and how to get help
  • Understanding healthy vs. abusive relationships
  • Self-care
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing stress
  • How to talk about mental health
  • How to get help
  • Finding wellness within
  • Training for leaders
  • Training for advisors
  • Mental health for fraternity members
  • Mental health for sorority members

Name Your Story is the perfect platform to help students gain a new perspective on mental health. Education on mental health allows students to feel more comfortable finding the resources they need to live healthier lives.

“Lauren came to speak with our university’s Panhellenic community about mental health awareness and self-care. From beginning to end she was an absolute joy to work with! What really stood out about Lauren was her ability and willingness to connect with our members on a personal level; one example of this was when she went out into the audience as members were filing in to have one-on-one conversations with them and personally introduce herself. You could tell that her presentation was not a simple plug-and-chug template but, rather, was one tailored to the unique needs of the audience. She took us through the ups and downs of her journey with mental health in a way that was easy to understand and relate to. Throughout her keynote, Lauren engaged with the audience asked questions and provided tangible solutions for addressing mental health issues and improving self-care. Lauren is such a breath of fresh air and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and captivating speaker.”

Deanna Der

Programming Director, Panhellenic Council, Syracuse University

About Lauren Cook

Lauren CookAs a mental health professional, Lauren saw countless college students struggling with emotional health issues. Lauren has met with hundreds of students who are privately struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the like. Lauren found students were desperate for help and were either too afraid or overwhelmed to get the support they needed. With her master’s in marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California, and her current work toward her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine, she has been able to help students who have been struggling.

Lauren wanted to create something that thousands of students could immediately access. She is the author of two books, The Sunny Side Up! Celebrating Happiness and Name Your Story: How to Talk Openly About Mental Health While Embracing Wellness, the basis of the Name Your Story online education program.

Lauren believes that the best thing that students can do for their mental health is to empower themselves by gaining knowledge which includes the signs and symptoms of disorders, along with how to access help. Lauren seeks to help students take ownership for their journey and to no longer feel ashamed for needing or wanting help. Name Your Story in a platform to help students begin and/or continue their journey to mental health and wellbeing.