Grove Well-Being Initiative

The GROVE Well-Being Initiative is assessing the overall health and well-being of the current campus environment.

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Your well-being is important.

Key themes of the initiative have been identified as G•R•O•V•E: Growth, Resilience, Outreach, Validation and Empowerment. These themes will guide nearly 50 faculty, staff and students from across campus in their efforts to elevate the practice of meaningful wellness services, resources and programming across all components of wellness. 


  • Growth – Health and well-being involves growth and personal development.
  • Resilience – Adapting to, coping with and recovering from difficult situations is crucial for health and well-being maintenance.
  • Outreach – Reaching out to others for support can reduce feelings of isolation and positively impact health and well-being.
  • Validation – Validating emotions and experiences is essential in health and well-being.
  • Empowerment – Empowering people with knowledge, resources and tools allows them to make informed decisions and actively participate in their health and well-being journey.

Mindful Mondays

As part of the GROVE Well-being Initiative, faculty, staff and students are invited to take 10 minutes of their time each Monday at noon to focus on mindfulness and mental health well-being through informative videos by university counselors and campus wellness partners.


Lily Schulenburg, graduate assistant, discusses the RAIN method.

Merhetta Patterson, graduate assistant, presents an explanation of D.B.T. and T.I.P.P therapies.

University Counseling Center's Abigail Ray discusses the benefits of - and how to - walk with mindfulness and attention to your mental health.

Akia Sherrod, graduate assistant, speaks on Mindfulness in the Moment.

Brittany Hampton, graduate assistant, discusses a mindful eating meditation.

Angela Adams, graduate assistant, discusses the mindfulness of current thoughts.

Carissa Chandler, staff counselor, gives advice on mindful journaling.

Bianca Lewis, graduate student clinician, discusses the “how” skills of mindfulness.

Kayce Hopper, clinical psychology graduate student, discusses mindfulness and sleep hygiene.

Katilyn MacCharles, graduate student clinician at the University Counseling Center, walks viewers through the five-finger grounding technique.

Abigail Ray, UCC staff counselor, walks viewers through a loving kindness meditation.

Kakky Brown, William Magee Center wellness navigator, discusses the benefits of “square breathing” and instructs viewers on how to practice the technique.

Lavena Wilkes, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at the University Counseling Center, discusses physical and mental health.

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    Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid-Adult is an evidence-based training that teaches methods to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course provides ways to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. As part of the GROVE initiative, the University Counseling Center has trained MHFA instructors that can provide the MHFA training throughout our campus community.

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