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Cornell Minds Matter promotes the overall mental and emotional health of all Cornell students, works to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and holds events open to the entire Cornell community that foster a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Whether your interest stems from personal experience, academic interest, curiosity or desire for social action; we welcome you to join us in our quest. College is difficult enough as it is; silence leads to no positive outcome.

Upcoming Events

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Healthy and Disordered Eating Panel
Mondays from 10/20, 7:00PM
Garden Room, Willard Straight Hall

Healthy and Disordered Eating Panel

Interested in how eating behaviors can affect your mental health and overall well-being? Come hear from your peers and professionals in the field, Mondays at 7pm in the Willard Straight Garden Room.
Topics will include eating disorders in adolescents, spotting disorder eating, when to be concerned about yourself or loved ones, and effects of nutrition and vegetarianism on health and academic performance.
* Free and open to the public!

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General Body Meetings

Fall 2014 Semester
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
9/2 through 10/21
5th Floor Lounge, Willard Straight Hall


Each session will teach one technique for staying in balance at Cornell; stress reduction, healthy eating, self defense, relationships, how to help a friend, advocating for yourself, developing resilience, and more!

Kripalu Yoga

Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:15PM
9/11 through 12/8
215 Willard Straight Hall (Garden Room)


No experience necessary. Come and try it – you'll be glad you did! Relax to increase your brain power!!!

Feel Good Fridays

Friday, 2/21, and 28; 3/7, 14, 21; 4/18 and 25, 12:20PM
5th Floor Lounge Willard Straight Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and discussion with a Cornell professor. Each Friday will focus on a different topic to help you remain healthy and happy.

An informal lunch discussion series where faculty, staff, community members, and students are invited to lead a discussion and answer questions with students over free lunch on their area of expertise such as sleep, bipolar disorder, etc.

Procrastinate at the Straight

Wednesday, 9/10, 10/8 and 11/12, 6:00-9:00PM
Willard Straight Hall 4th floor lobby

Relax with a free back massage, crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, popcorn and puppies to pet!

CMM organizes this event in WSH one Wednesday per month and brings activities such as free massage, arts and crafts, Cornell Tea Club, harpist, and Cornell Companions to provide an opportunity for students to relax mid-week.