V-A-R: Validate, Appreciate, Refer®

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the meaning and usage of the V-A-R®  tool
  • Identify at least three “barriers” we may have in place that may impede our willingness to engage with someone about their struggles.
  • Explore circumstances that may impact mental wellness among our peers, colleagues, students, employees, family, friends, etc.
  • Engage with current trends in mental health, based on data
  • Discuss the value and importance of self-care as a critical component of mental health   
  • Take-home resources explaining the V-A-R®