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Help Yourself Campaign @ the UNT Libraries

This initiative strives to connect UNT students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.

What is the Help Yourself Campaign?

At UNT Libraries, we want students to know that the Libraries has more than just academic resources. We have resources for self-help and wellness.  The Help Yourself Campaign (HYC) initiative strives to connect UNT students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives. 

To empower students in their journey toward seeking knowledge and wellness, we compile call numbers and campus resource information on the included campaign topics. On the topic pages in this guide, there are collection highlights that can be used in self-guided bibliotherapy.

We hope these resources empower students to locate and check out these resources from the library in addition to seeking help from student-serving offices on campus.

We will distribute these materials to any student-serving office on campus where students may benefit the most from finding this information. If there is a topic you would like added to the campaign, please let us know.

Help Yourself: Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner ViolenceHelp Yourself: Mental HealthHelp Yourself: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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History of the Campaign

The Help Yourself Campaign was launched during the 2017 Fall semester in time with the annual National Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month in September. The campaign was started by Dr. Spencer Keralis, the former department head of the Digital Humanities and Collaborative Programs at the UNT Libraries. 

At the dissolution of this department, Brea Henson aimed to continue and expand the campaign as a representative of the Education and Prevention of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Committee. Henson is the author of Library Resources for Dean of Students University Initiatives guide that has additional resources for national awareness months and DoS initiatives. 

Resources Available

Student-serving campus organizations may request copies of the flyers (8.5 x 11”) or cards (3.5 x 8.5”) for your office by emailing brea.henson@unt.edu. We appreciate your help in spreading awareness of our resources to the broader UNT community.

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