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Mental Health

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My name is Makayla Castle. I am the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator here at the HERC. My purpose is to provide program and resources to support mental health and overall wellness. I am a graduate assistant currently pursuing my Masters degree in School Counseling. Here are some of the resources that I offer, feel free to reach out at

Open Sessions for the 2024 Academic Spring Semester


Learn about tips to becoming accustomed to college life!



Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental practice that involves being aware of your mind, body, and surroundings. This presentation will teach you the history of mindfulness and a few skills to get you started in your practice!



Self Care

We must prioritize ourselves and continuously take care of our well-being throughout the school year! This fun session provides tips, tricks, and activities that allow us to find what's best for our personal self care.



Sex is Like Pizza

Sex is Like Pizza. Join us for a fun and interactive presentation about sexuality and consent. This is not your high school health class! Students can expect to have an actual conversation about sex: honestly, openly, and authentically.



Stress Management

Stress Management. Don't stop stressing! Stress is a part of our everyday lives. Come learn skills and strategies to help you manage your stress levels. We'll chat about time management, self-care, mindfulness, and much more!


Survive and Thrive

Survive and Thrive is a 4-week curriculum that offers a careful selection of evidence-based exercises to build coping skills and promote thriving. The ReST philosophy is that there are many routes to achieving greater resiliency. 

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Request a Presentation!

If you are interested in a presentation/program in one of these topics:• Homesickness• Sex is Like Pizza• Stress Management• Self-care• Mindfulness University

Fill out a presentation request form:



Out and About!

Throughout the semester I will also be around campus hosting tabling events and fun programs. Stop by and check out these exciting events!



Help Yourself to Some Relaxation

Happiness Hacks -

Beginners Guide to Sun Salutations -

5 Stretches to "Un-desk" your Body -

10-minute AM Yoga Practice -

5 Bedtime Yoga Poses to Relax -

Available Resources

Want to learn more about your mental health? Check out these resources:

EIU Counseling Clinic

Find a variety of on and off campus resources, make an appointment with our counselors, and learn mental health info.

Project Semicolon: Your Life Matters!

Follow this link for information on suicide prevention, mental disorders, and ways to be a mental health advocate.  

Seize the Awkward

Celebrities talk about how to have hard conversations with friends.



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Contact Information

Health Education Resource Center

2201 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Academic Year Hours

8am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday

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