Everyone Bagel Initiative

The Everyone Bagel Initiative serves as both an act of compassion and an invitation to visit current support resources available (Section I) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), attend the semesterly Everyone Bagel Day (Section II), and learn more about increasing compassion in our academic space (Section III).

Section I: Current Support Resources

The University of Cincinnati offers a wide array of services that can assist members of the UC Community with counseling, wellness support, and other services. The UC Support Headquarters and additional internal and external resources related to Mental Health and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion can be found in this section.

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call or text 988.
  • CAPS (UC Counseling & Psychological Services): Call 513-556-0648 to reach the 24-hour Crisis line or to schedule a free consultation. 
  • Virtual Recovery Resources (PDF): This tip sheet from SAMHSA lists resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental / substance use disorders, including recovery support organizations, online meetings, articles, and more.
  • Reach Out App (Google PlayApp Store): UC CAPS app for students or their friends requiring mental health assistance.
  • TAO (Therapy Assistance Online): A free web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns.
  • University Health Services – Mental Health: Call 513-556-2564 to reach the physician on call.
  • UC Advocates: Call 513-431-3807 for resources for victims or survivors of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, or stalking
  • Find a Licensed Mental Health Professional through Psychology Today: Connect with a licensed mental health professional in your community today. Use the “Refine” tool to filter by city, health insurance, issues such as anxiety, depression, and other specialties specific to your needs. 
  • Gradresources.org: Access additional resources for graduate students, including the National Grad Crisis Line.
  • Inclusive Therapists: Find a culturally responsive, affirming therapist that celebrates your full identity.

Looking for a specific resource or simply unsure of where to go?

Email daapcommunications@ucmail.uc.edu and a DAAP representative will respond within 24 hours or the next business day.

Section II: Everyone Bagel Day

The Everyone Bagel Day is an act of compassion – a complex, four-part, social process that involves noticing suffering, interpreting suffering in particular ways, feeling empathic concern in response to suffering, and acting to address or alleviate it (Dutton et al., 2014; Kanov et al., 2004), to DAAP students, faculty, and staff. While simply taking a break to enjoy a bagel, this event is also an optional invitation to learn more about increasing compassion in our academic space coupled with sharing current support resources available at the University of Cincinnati and College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Everyone Bagel Day(s): Fall 2023

Open to all DAAP students, faculty, and staff.

Date(s) TBD

or until supplies run out.

Find us near the DAAP cafe!

Section III: Acts of Compassion

Each act of compassion across five levels, is designed to offer DAAP community members a way to foster responsiveness and alleviation of suffering in our academic space based off individual compassion capacity. If able, please consider completing a small act of compassion from this list, or an act of compassion of your own:

1.     Smile at a stranger.

2.     Open the door for someone in need.

3.     Post an uplifting note in your academic space.

1.     Send an encouraging text message to a friend.

2.     Actively listen to a peer sharing a hardship.

3.     Comment something kind on someone’s social media post.

1.     Comfort your body by allowing yourself to take a break and rest.

2.     Nurture your feelings by writing an affirmative letter to yourself.

3.     Use your medium to creatively express yourself.

1.     Buy a coffee for the person behind you.

2.     Write a kind note to someone who’s shown you compassion.

3.     Create a care package for someone in need.

1.     Endorse a skill for a colleague on LinkedIn.

2.     Create a positive work environment for yourself.

3.     Utilize your unique position within DAAP to share warmth, show kindness, and check in on our students’ well-being.

  1. Write your own act of compassion for someone with greater compassion capacity today to act on. This act could be something you need today or an act you feel would increase compassion in our DAAP community.                                                                                                                                   
  2. Write your own act of compassion to complete yourself! 

Share an Act of Compassion with DAAP

Did you receive a meaningful act of compassion? Consider sharing more information with Samantha Norton, or @UC_DAAP via DM on Instagram. Meaningful acts of compassion will be shared in our Everyone Bagel Initiative (EBI) Highlight to continue to foster responsiveness at DAAP. 

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Samantha Lynne Norton

Digital Content Specialist


Have your own post to share? Tag @UC_DAAP and include our hastags: #EveryoneBagel #DAAPCompassion