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UniWellness Weekly #7: March 6, 2019

Welcome to UniWellness Weekly!

Each week, we will share a handful of recent news articles with you about student mental health. Feel free to share your feedback with us or send us an article or event to include in the next issue.

Happy Reading!

Paige Long
UniWellness Weekly Editor 
UniWellness Care Customer Experience Lead
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Undergraduate Council of Students’ Program Keeps Students on Leave Connected to Campus

March 1, 2019

Students sometimes take a personal or medical leave to better support their mental health by removing a major source of stress in their lives:  school. But this can also cause feelings of loneliness and disconnection. To combat this, Brown University has created an opt-in program that sends care packages and news updates to students who are taking a leave of absence.

Is Your College Student At Risk? Counselors Seeing More Students, But Struggle to Keep Up

March 1, 2019

Mental health concerns among college students are rising, and campus counseling centers are struggling to meet the increasing demand of services. At many schools, there is one counselor for every 1,500+ students. This results in long waiting lists and referrals to off-campus providers, creating huge barriers for students who come from low-income families, lack health insurance, and can’t secure transportation. This is exactly the problem that the UniWellness team is working to solve.

The Mental Health of Commuter Students

February 27, 2019

Commuter students have unique needs and challenges. They often feel less connected to campus and experience a struggle between their growing independence and parents’ expectations. Here are some great ways for colleges and universities to support their commuter students.

One Small Step to Address the Student Mental Health Crisis

February 24, 2019

The rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns are on the rise. While it’s easy to blame this on their smartphones and their parents, we need to dig deeper. This article discusses the impact of financial hurdles on student mental health and offers ways we can better financially support our youth.

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Upcoming Events

Do you have a mental health or telehealth related conference coming up? Tell us about it! Email paige@uniwellnesscare.com to be included in this listing.   

Active Minds National Conference 2019  
March 22-23, 2019
George Washington University in Washington, DC 

2019 Convergence Telehealth Summit
March 31-April 2, 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia 

Telemed Leadership Forum 2019
April 3-5, 2019
Washington, DC 

American Telemedicine Association 2019 Annual Conference and Expo
April 14-16, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana 

American Association of Suicidology 52nd Annual Conference
April 24-27, 2019
Denver, Colorado 


Our goal is to reduce barriers by connecting students to mental health care whenever and wherever because every person matters and every illness hurts

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