UA Little Rock’s Counseling Services will host its first Self-Care Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will raise awareness about counseling services and other self-care services available at UA Little Rock. Five booths, each representing one of Maslow’s five Hierarchy of Needs, will be set up in Ottenheimer Library as well as the Donaghey Student Center’s foyer and mall. Booths will represent physical needs, safety, relationships, self-esteem, and self actualization.
The one-day fair will be held in lieu of Suicide Prevention Week in order to focus on the broader issues of self-care, though suicide prevention resources and awareness will remain a key part of its offerings.
“Whether it’s mental health, physical health, or both, we want to show our UA Little Rock community that we have resources available to help them and that we are here for them,” said Counseling Services Director Dr. Mike Kirk.
The fair will feature a myriad of self-care resources, from massage chairs to opportunities to meet and talk to campus police. All attendees will receive a ticket that can be exchanged at Kona Ice for a free shaved ice after visiting each booth.
Attendance is free and open to all members of the UA Little Rock community.