Happiness Week

Is your glass half-empty or half-full?

Researchers have found that positive thinking can increase life span, lower levels of distress, lower rates of depression, and can lead to better cardiovascular health. This week at ECU, we’re thinking positively.

Join the Well-Being Collective and Campus Recreation and Wellness for Happiness Week: A week dedicated to bringing awareness to positive emotions and experiences.


The following events and activities will run from April 2nd – April 8th:


April 2ndOut of the Darkness Walk

This community walk event gives participants the opportunity to open up about their own connections to the cause as they will be able to walk side-by-side with others in support of suicide prevention.


April 4thMindful Monday: Benefits of Reading

This Mindful Monday, join us as we engage in the mindful activity of reading outside! Enjoy the beautiful weather, lay down in a hammock, and destress while taking a break from school and work.

HSC Well-Being Hub 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Well-Being Hub at MCSC 11:00AM – 2:00PM


April 5thBuild Your Own Thrival Kit

This resource fair will be full of DIY tables to assist students with improving their mental health. Activities will include making essential oil room sprays/roller balls, coloring books and pencils for journaling, DIY friendship bracelet kits, lip scrubs, stress balls, heating pads and more!

MCSC Lawn 2-4PM


April 6thTrauma: Informed Yoga

The body remembers and our stories are visceral. Trauma-Informed Yoga is an evidence-based mind-body modality that supports survivors and allies alike. Take time to focus on yourself, your needs, and you’re healing. All are welcome!

ESRC Room 239 5:30PM-6:30PM


April 7th Therapeutic Thursday: Kinetic Sand

Pick up some

Reduce your anxiety, increase mindfulness, and calm the mind while picking up some kinetic sand and learning about the mental benefits it provides.

HSC Well-Being Hub 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Well-Being Hub at MCSC 11:00AM – 2:00PM


April 8thMental Health Symposium

Participants will learn about the programs on campus that support positive mental health and promote help-seeking behaviors. The Symposium offers three separate tracks for participants to select from to learn about various topics.



Whether you’re looking to relieve your stress, support others in their mental health journey, or just want to be involved in some of these great opportunities during Happiness Week, we look forward to seeing you there!