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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 | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 26, 2022

YOU @ UNLV launches this week to guide students to wide range of support resources.

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Campus News | January 21, 2022

New service aids UNLV researchers while serving community members with chronic illnesses.

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People | August 26, 2021

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

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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.

Student Wellness In The News

Kaiser Health News
February 4, 2022

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.

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.

Recent Student Wellness Accomplishments

February 7, 2022
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…
February 2, 2022
Jamie Davidson (Wellness) was cited in a Kaiser Health News article, "Colleges Struggle to Recruit Therapists for Students in Crisis."
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…