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Wellness Wednesday: Flash Talks

Get tips for relieving stress, living easier at lunch hour “flash talks”

About the event

Experts from across the WSU system deliver practical information on emotional health topics and connect you with a network of support in your campus community.

You’ll hear multiple short talks (roughly 10-15 minutes each) in the one-hour window from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics include the following:

  • Understanding, treating and preventing substance misuse
  • Sleep hygiene basics
  • Preventing sexually transmitted infections: The importance of using barrier methods
  • Natural products: A safe bet?
  • How to use a fire extinguisher

Links for remote access to the Zoom sessions can be found on the event website.

The flash talks are part of the annual Safety, Health, and Security Fair, which will continue throughout the week.

More flash talks this week
Mark your calendar for additional flash talks later in the week, each addressing a different theme:

Life Essentials Thursday
Topics to include:

  • Money-saving meals for everyone
  • Bike maintenance: The importance of the ABC quick safety check before a ride
  • Bystander intervention: Creating a safer campus and community
  • How to use a fire extinguisher

Fun Facts Friday
Topics to include:

  • Updates on the treatment of Chlamydia
  • Safety considerations for field research
  • Healthy pets make healthy owners
  • Alcohol use disorder: Why is the gold standard treatment outcome shifting from complete abstinence to low-risk drinking?

For more information, visit the Safety, Health, and Security Fair website or contact Sarah Mahaffy of University Events at