USG and Student Health and Wellness held a panel about college mental health Thursday in honor of World Mental Health Day. The four panelists — mental health professionals Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson and Dr. Clewiston Challenger and UConn students Kanu Caplash and Jovanni Vicenty — came together to give different perspectives and levels of expertise to discuss the topic, with Dr. Amanda Waters, UConn’s resident multi-cultural specialist and staff psychologist, presiding over the discussion.
September is an important month for a plethora of reasons. It marks the beginning of a new school year, the changing of the leaves and a fresh start, but most importantly it’s National Suicide Prevention Month. The University of Connecticut dedicates an entire week to events and activities that raise mental health awareness.