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UniWellness Weekly #11: April 3, 2019

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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.

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Paige Long
UniWellness Weekly Editor 
UniWellness Care Customer Experience Lead
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Who to Keep in Mind Following the Recent Suicides of School Shooting Survivors

March 25, 2019

Within the past two weeks, three survivors of school shooting-related trauma died by suicide. For students, parents, administrators, and survivors of any kind of trauma, this is hard news to hear. It’s crucial for us to talk about this, to establish community resources, and to ensure that these resources are known and used.

Isaiah Wilkins on New Zealand, Mental Health in College Athletics and the ‘Hoos

March 26, 2019

As Daniel discussed a few weeks ago, mental health stigma among student-athletes is a big problem. Former UVA basketball player Isaiah Wilkins has spoken out about his experiences with depression and anxiety during his time in college, hoping to decrease the stigma surrounding students who feel intense pressure to perform.

Parkland Community Opens Center to Help Students’ Mental Health Needs After Apparent Suicides

March 27, 2019

After the news of two apparent suicides by student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, the local community has created Eagles’ Haven, a new community center to provide wellness services for the students and families living in Parkland. This is a great example of the need to support trauma survivors and the importance of communities coming together to support their members.

How Sioux Falls Counselors Manage High Caseloads and Work with Cops, Nonprofits to Keep Kids Safe

March 28, 2019

Amidst a nationwide school counselor shortage, Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota is partnering with local organizations to increase students’ access to mental health services and supports. As a result, school counselors’ caseloads have decreased and more students are receiving the care they need!

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Upcoming Events

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

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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