Don’t Cancel That Class (DCTC) - Health Education Options

Called away on business? Attending a conference? Family obligations? There's no need to cancel your class. The Don't Cancel That Class program can cover your class by presenting on a number of topics that are relevant to college students. Even if you don't need to cancel a class, you are always welcome to request any of these presentations for your classes throughout the year. Presentations are typically 50 - 90 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class's schedule. For any other questions/ concerns, or if you would like us to present on a topic that is not listed below, please contact Jessie Mineer at

Navigating Loneliness and Isolation in Times of Uncertainty: During this Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation are common. Other uncertain times during a college student's life may also bring about these same feelings. In this presentation, students will learn that feelings of loneliness are normal and ways to connect during this time of social distancing and how to respond to loneliness will be highlighted.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention: The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. This 50 minute training, in essence, will teach suicide prevention skills to the trainees.

Bystander Intervention: An active bystander is a disrupter of a pattern or situation that may lead to harm or violence. From this training, trainees will learn about the types of violence intervention and prevention, ways to take action and how to be an effective bystander.

Healthy Relationships: This 50 minute presentation teaches students about what a healthy relationship looks like, the foundations of healthy relationships, how to set boundaries and consent. 

National College Health Assessment Data Review: The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey that can assist you in collecting precise data about your students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.

Recognizing Emotional Distress in Yourself and Others: Students will learn the common causes of distress, how to look for warning signs in themselves and others, how to support and assist in times of need, and about appropriate resources when a referral to a professional may be needed.

Stress Management: In this presentation, students will learn about the types of stress, the manifestations of stress, tips to handle stress and campus resources available to students to help reduce stress. 

Holistic Wellness: Holistic wellness is an approach to being healthy that looks at a person's health in a holistic way. This considers their body, mind and spirit. Attention to all three is needed to stay balanced. In this presentation, we teach how to strive for and achieve health in all of the areas the Wellness Center promotes: healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy relationships. 

Mental Health Support Peers: This presentation highlights the roles of the Health and Wellness Center's Mental Health Support Peers, the training they receive, and how their services can be utilized by students on campus. 

Anxiety and Depression: With 1 in 5 university students experiencing depression and/or anxiety nationwide, it is a prevalent issue among student populations. Students will learn the stigmas around mental health, what depression and anxiety are and some tools and skills that can be used to address depression and anxiety. 

Phone Addiction and Technostress:  Technostress is a term used to define the result of a fast paced life dependent on technology. This presentation will cover the problem of phone addiction, the research behind this phenomenon and ways to prevent and reduce technostress and phone addiction.