Mental health

Board of Trustees approves fee increases, talks mental health on campus

Board of Trustees approves fee increases, talks mental health on campus

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously decided to increase the general university fund fee and to implement the recreation center fee for undergraduate students Wednesday morning. The board also discussed mental health programs on campus in the wake of increased mental health issues reported by students. 

Staff Column: Be proactive about seasonal affective disorder this winter

Staff Column: Be proactive about seasonal affective disorder this winter

As the final leaves fall from the trees and the fall season slowly transitions into a Connecticut winter, we see many smiles around campus turn into grimaces. The cold has finally arrived, and with it, finals season, flu season and the long weeks stretching out before we are finally relieved by winter break.

Editorial: Shutting down Humphrey clinic takes away a major counseling resource for students

Editorial: Shutting down Humphrey clinic takes away a major counseling resource for students

This past August, a major mental health resource for UConn students, the Humphrey Clinic for Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, closed its doors. Now, students who seek mental health services on campus will be charged as this clinic was the only resource that did not appear on fee bills .

Mental health wreaths commemorate World Mental Health Day

Mental health wreaths commemorate World Mental Health Day

Small wreaths on easels with a small bowl of green ribbon were placed at Student Union entrances to honor World Mental Health Day on Wednesday. In the center of the wreath was a piece of paper with two statistics about mental health: One in five people in the United States have a diagnosable mental health issue at any point in time and one in four people ages 18 to 24 have a diagnosable mental health illness.

Student groups combat stigma with awareness

Tables set up in the Student Union and on Fairfield Way worked to dismantle the stigma around mental illnesses on Tuesday, Oct. 9 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. In the Union, students raised awareness of the new Undergraduate Student Government Mental Health and Wellness subcommittee. Out on Fairfield Way, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) students hosted a “Stomp the Stigma” activity to combat the stereotypes associated with mental health.