Special "Take a Break" Events to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

May 18, 2023
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Take a moment to check in

Worrying about what could go wrong. Replaying conversations. Struggling to make a decision. Everyone experiences fear and worry at times. But when the anxiety is persistent or extreme, take the time to address it.

Columbia University supports you with mental well-being resources that are available whenever you need them, including counseling, podcasts and webinars through the Employee Assistance Program.

4-7-8 breathing:

  • Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds
  • Hold the breath for 7 seconds
  • Exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds

Repeat 3 more times.

Discover more mental health resources available to you and your family.

Save the date – Tuesday, May 23

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month by joining Columbia’s onsite ergonomist, Kevin Myers, for a special “Take a Break: Stretch & Reset” event. Choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Tuesday, May 23: 12 – 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, May 23: 4 – 4:30 p.m.
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Source: Healthline. What is the 4-7-8- breathing technique? healthline.com/health/4-7-8-breathing. Accessed April 2023.