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Student Wellness News

Student Wellness helps students stay healthy and well while pursuing their academic goals.

Current Student Wellness News

A doctor leans on a table at a hospital bed
People | August 26, 2021

Dr. Salvatore Biazzo's work at FAST and Student Health centers earns him Administrative Faculty Member of the Year award.

A student cradeles her head in her arms in front of a whiteboard
Campus News | August 25, 2021

From the pandemic to economic woes to social justice and beyond, the return to campus this semester is fraught with outside issues. Here's how faculty, staff, and students can help work through a year of trauma.

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Business and Community | July 1, 2021

UNLV School of Social Work expert on moving forward after a year of lockdowns and stress.

Business and Community | March 29, 2021

Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.

A woman's head is face-down on a desk in frustration
Campus News | November 23, 2020

A guide to the resources that can help you, your students, or your coworkers navigate the multiple stressors of living and learning through 2020.

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People | August 24, 2020

The new director of the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center focuses on providing victims of domestic and sexual violence a path toward healing and resilience.

Student Wellness In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
August 30, 2021

In just under a month, Las Vegas Metro police is hosting its 8th Annual Safe Neighborhood 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Vegas PBS
September 25, 2020

Demand for food and mental health care has increased considerably during the Covid-19 crisis. Experts say the need will only increase during economic recovery. On this Nevada Week, experts give us updates on the “state of” now, and what the future may bring as we head into recovery.

VOA
November 30, 2019

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.

Macau Times
November 26, 2019

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found.

Associated Press
November 25, 2019

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found.

Higher Education Today
December 18, 2018

Young adulthood is a time of growth, learning, and exploration—a time to start building a life of your own and get excited about the future. Yet for some of our nation’s 21 million college students, the transition into adulthood is a time of significant change and intense challenge to their emotional health and well-being.

Recent Student Wellness Accomplishments

October 4, 2021
Christina Patterson (Counseling & Psychological Services), Dr. Sal Biazzo, and Kristen Enos (both Student Wellness Center) gave a presentation titled "Transforming Transgender and Gender Diverse Support in Higher Education" at the Southern Nevada Diversity Summit. This interactive workshop focused on assisting people to better promote trans...
May 26, 2021
Russell Argenal (Student Wellness) and Jason Flatt (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented their poster, "Measuring Health Disparities among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," at the virtual 2021 National LGBTQ Health Conference hosted by ...
November 5, 2020
Russell Argenal (Student Wellness) presented the poster presentation “Exploring Health Risk Behaviors among Asian and Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities" at the virtual American Public Health Association 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo. This work was co-authored by Dr. Jason Flatt and Dr. Francisco Sy (both Environmental and Occupational...
September 28, 2020
Holly Harden-Ramella and Brenda M. Hernandez (both Jean Nidetch Women's Center) presented at the annual Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence Conference. Their topic was "Healing Centered Advocacy: Looking Beyond Systems of Oppression." They educated service providers on the core concepts of healing-centered advocacy and how to...
September 4, 2020
Jamie Davidson (Student Wellness) was a faculty member at the COVID-19 Virtual Summit of the American College Health Association. He served as a panelist for the "You've Prepared, Then Things Go Wrong: A 'Live but Virtual' Tabletop Exercise" session and moderated a presentation called "Planning for Now: College Mental Health Reopening Challenges."
February 28, 2020
Patricia Violi (Disability Resource Center) has been awarded the Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds to assist with attending the 2020...