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Student Wellness News

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

Current Student Wellness News

Portrait of Margaret Campe in garden.
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.

A student cradeles her head in her arms in front of a whiteboard
Campus News | March 17, 2020

UNLV's Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers tips and resources for managing stress, isolation at this difficult time.

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.

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Campus News | October 9, 2017

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

Student Wellness In The News

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.

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.

Recent Student Wellness Accomplishments

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...
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their...
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...