Mental health

UConn honors World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week 

UConn honors World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week 

Suicidal behavior and prevention are the focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day, first established on Oct. 10, 1992, by the World Federation for Mental Health. Multiple student groups and health resources on campus like are collaborating to raise awareness in honor of this day along with Mental Health Awareness Week.

All is well with Student Health and Wellness 

All is well with Student Health and Wellness 

The weather yesterday for the Student Health and Wellness Fair couldn’t be more different than the forecast last Thursday, when the fair was supposed to take place. Due to rain, the event was delayed, but luckily the sun was in full force yesterday afternoon on Fairfield Way. The fair provided resources geared toward health and wellness for college students with information about topics like mental health, alcohol use, nutrition, body image and fitness.

Beth Macy to speak at Jorgensen during Suicide Prevention Week 

Beth Macy to speak at Jorgensen during Suicide Prevention Week 

Journalist and author Beth Macy is going to be speaking at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26. Macy’s lecture will explore the relationship between mental health and addiction through the stories of people she has interviewed in her work. The lecture is hosted by SUBOG and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee.  

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.