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Student Wellness News

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

Current Student Wellness News

man in dinosaur costume on a putting green
Campus News | December 6, 2018

Take some advice from these Rebels: Don't hit the books quite so hard.

Portrait Hannah Doss
People | August 27, 2018

This new Rebel credits her sister for showing her how to turn her passion for outdoor recreation into a career.

Students climb over metal letters spelling U-N-L-V
Campus News | January 17, 2018

There's a lot to do on campus — so much that UNLV can become your second home. Here's your guide to navigating the campus and enhancing your college experience.

woman holding sign saying "grief counselor"
Campus News | October 9, 2017

University counseling experts step up to offer emotional support after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Students climb over metal letters spelling U-N-L-V
Campus News | August 21, 2017

There's a lot to do on campus — so much that UNLV can become your second home. Here's your guide to navigating the campus and enhancing your college experience.

Erin Azua
People | July 14, 2015

The third-place recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year Award, Erin Azua was lauded for the gentle and caring disposition she displays when interacting with students.

Student Wellness In The News

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.

KNPR News
August 27, 2018

We all know that being a college student can be very stressful. And when stress feels overwhelming many students become depressed.

KNPR News
August 3, 2018

We all know that being a college student can be very stressful. And when stress feels overwhelming many students become depressed. Some turn to self-harming behaviors. Others become so despondent that they see suicide as the only option. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 35.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 3, 2017

Clark County schools remained in session on Monday, but all after-school sports and activities were canceled and counselors were on hand to comfort students traumatized by the mass shooting on the Strip.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 14, 2017

Over the past four years, mental health appointments at UNLV have skyrocketed. The 64 percent increase from 2012 has put a strain on wellness center staff, leading to long wait times for intake appointments, sometimes as long as four weeks.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 21, 2016

The message was clear to students: Get some sleep.

Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, asked about 100 students at UNLV to do the seemingly impossible — to shut off and lock up their electronic devices so that they could get uninterrupted sleep at night.

Recent Student Wellness Accomplishments

August 13, 2019
The UNLV CARE Advocate Training program (Women's Center) recently received national advocate credentialing through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The benefits of credentialing include enhanced recognition, credibility, and mobility in the victim assistance field, and professional identification within victim services. The CARE...
June 28, 2019
Hannah Doss (Campus Recreation) was awarded the Excellence in Social Justice award at UNLV's Campus Life Achievement Awards 2019.  
June 27, 2019
John McElrath (Campus Recreational Services) has been appointed to a 2019-20 National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Assembly seat. The assembly is a leadership group made up of NIRSA members across the country. They are facilitators of thoughtful discussions surrounding hot topics that will affect the profession in the...
May 3, 2019
Cristina Hernandez (Nidetch Women's Center) recently was a panelist on "Envision Change and Equality in an Anti-Harassment Environment" at the annual Federally Employed Women's Western Regional Training Program 2019. 
March 27, 2019
Ashley Yuill (Nidetch Women's Center) presented a two-part webinar series, "Supporting Our Staff: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supervision & Office Culture," for the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence.  The extent to which social service programs support their own staff directly influences the quality of services provided...
March 19, 2019
Jamie Davidson (Student Wellness) was an invited participant to the NCAA Sports Wagering and Well-Being Summit held in March. The summit brought together sports wagering organizations and professionals specializing in mental health and wagering disorders. These experts will identify tools and initiatives the NCAA may develop to address issues of...