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Be Well! (NYC)

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The Counseling Center is gearing up to discuss topics ranging from allyship, to messages of masculinity, to mental health in the performing arts, and so much more to put your mind and body at ease for this year’s Wellness Week, starting February 27.

Each year, the Pace NYC Counseling Center and sponsoring organizations bring you Wellness Week, a week-long series of outreach events designed to promote mental, physical, and emotional wellness within the Pace Community. This year’s events range from the importance of allyship in the LGBTQ community, to messages of masculinity, to mental health in the performing arts, and more.

Get well with the events coming up:

Mental Health and the Performing Arts
Monday, February 27 | 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Being a student in the performing arts involves unique challenges as well as opportunities for growth. In this event, we will use clips from Whiplash (2014) and A Ballerina’s Tale (2015) as a basis for a panel discussion about mental health in the performing arts. Topics of discussion will include ambition and competitiveness; social, familial, and romantic relationships; and systemic dynamics around race and privilege.

Locker Room Talk: A Dialogue on Messages About Masculinity
Thursday, March 2 | 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Messages about masculinity are everywhere. Some of these messages are obvious, but many exist in remarkably subtle forms. This workshop will create a space for a closer look at those messages and will constitute a dialogue about their impact, especially in the context of the current political climate.

Sex and Drugs in Popular Culture and IRL
Thursday, March 2 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
It's not just rock 'n roll! The coming together of sex and substances is a fixture of American pop culture. Join us for a viewing of film/television clips and a discussion of the interactions between sex and substances in the media and in our lives.

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