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Student Wellness News

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

Current Student Wellness News

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Campus News |

With a growing network of participants, UNLV organization is a model for student-led mental health programming.

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Campus News |

Learn how to identify early signs of mental health crisis and how you can steer those needing help to the right resources.

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Campus News |

The team is leading the way as the first of its kind on any campus in Nevada.

group counseling session
Campus News |

UNLV PRACTICE provides a training ground for Nevada's next generation of providers while also offering reduced-fee services to the community.

A group of students exercising at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Business and Community |

UNLV offers resources that will help improve both mental and physical well-being. 


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Campus News |

See some of the changes that took place on the UNLV campus in 2022 with this compilation of news briefs.

Student Wellness In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The Rebel Recovery Program will offer several scheduled and pop-up mental health events.


One month and two days after a shooting that rocked the UNLV campus community to its core, some faculty and staff members returned to work on Monday.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

Close to 1,000 people utilized crisis counseling in the days following the December 6 shooting. Thousands more are expected to need resources.

KSNV-TV: News 3

This week, there will be a community conversation about mental health and meeting people where they are. News 3 went to the campus of UNLV to learn more about how to support students and the greater community.

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Campuses are competing with hospital systems, private practices, and the burgeoning telehealth industry to recruit and retain counselors

Kaiser Health News

Across the country, college students are seeking mental health therapy on campus in droves, part of a 15-year upswing that has spiked during the pandemic. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in December issued a rare public health advisory noting the increasing number of suicide attempts by young people.

Recent Student Wellness Accomplishments

Madeline (Maddy) Anderson, Erika Busbee, and Melissa Barber recently presented on "Leveraging Hybrid Teams In the Modern Certification Environment" at the Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists (WAVES) conference held this year in Reno, Nevada. The trio are VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) on staff within the UNLV Military…
Dr. Sal Biazzo, a senior staff physician at UNLV, received the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 2023 Award for Leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion because of his time developing a cultural competency training that has ballooned into a train-the-trainer program. The program spread beyond the student health…
Jamie Davidson (Student Wellness) was profiled in the Frontlines segment of the Mary Christie Institute quarterly newsletter. The "Frontlines" section highlights national leaders in college student health and mental health.  
Dr. Pauline Phan, Kevin O'Connell, and Britney Alford (all Student Wellness) recently presented a poster for themselves and Dr. Joseph Kithas and Robert Durette (both Student Wellness) at the American College Health Association conference this month titled "Utilization Trends in Behavioral Health Services Amongst Racial/Ethnic Groups on a Diverse…
Luke Allen (Student Counseling & Psychological Services) and lore dickey published a chapter, "Recommendations and Advocacy Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Transgender College Students," in the book Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education. The book guides institutions of higher learning in making practical and effective changes at…
Jamie Davidson (Wellness) was cited in a Kaiser Health News article, "Colleges Struggle to Recruit Therapists for Students in Crisis."