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My name is Cynthia Kmety and I am the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I am a graduate assistant for the Health Education Resource Center. I cover numerous topics such as Mindfulness, The Semicolon Project, and Suicide Awareness. On top of that, I deliver presentations, disburse mental health information, and I am available for mental health consultations.

Open Sessions for the 2020-2021 Academic Year 


Homesickness. Everyone feels it at some point! Come learn some tips and tools to handle homesickness and beat those blues!

September 21st             7:00 p.m.              Effingham Room

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.

October 26th                      7:00 p.m.          Effingham Room

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 sress levels. We'll chat about time management, self-care, mindfulness, and much more!

November 17th                   7:00 p.m.         Charleston/Mattoon Room    

ReST - Resiliency Training

ReST 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. Expected benefits include improving physical and emotional health, strengthening relationships and social connection, increasing academic/work performance, managing challenges/difficulties, achieving goals, and reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

October 20th                  7:00 p.m.         Charleston/Mattoon Room

October 27th                  7:00 p.m.         Charleston/Mattoon Room

November 3rd                7:00 p.m.         Charleston/Mattoon Room

November 10th              7:00 p.m.         Charleston/Mattoon Room


Learn How To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life

With this 4-session class you will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. Mindfulness is simply learning to focus on the mind and awareness in the current moment's activity, and our lives are full of such activities. This Class will cover mindfulness skills like dynamic breathing, walking meditation, and eating meditation while encouraging you along your journey to a more mindful you!

Deep Breathing Exercise


Mindfulness Classes Fall 2021

In our Mindfulness Classes you will learn mindfull skills such as deep breathing, mindful eating, and labeling thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, and other great benefits for college students! Find more information here: Mindfulness Series - Registration FALL 2021 (

    Classes                  Dates                                                 Time                             Location 

Mindfulness Class 1   Thursday, September 16th                7pm                 Charleston/Mattoon Room
Mindfulness Class 2   Thursday, September 23rd                7pm                 Charleston/Mattoon Room
Mindfulness Class 3   Thursday, September 30th                7pm                 Charleston/Mattoon Room
Mindfulness Class 4   Thursday, October 7th                       7pm                 Charleston/Mattoon Room

Mindfulness Classes Fall 2021: Virtual Sessions

    Classes                  Dates                                                 Time                             Link

Mindfulness Class 1   Tuesday, September 28th                3pm                 
Mindfulness Class 2   Tuesday, October 5th                       3pm                
Mindfulness Class 3   Tuesday, October 12th                     3pm                 
Mindfulness Class 4   Tuesday, October 19th                     3pm                 


Contact Me!

If you are interested in a mental health consultation, fill out a form here: or contact me at

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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