Mental Health

Programs and Initiatives for Mental Health

Prioritize your mental well-being. Lead a healthier student life. Graduate students experience mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and social isolation. According to a recent survey by the American College Health Association, 64% of college students reported feeling extremely lonely in the last year. The COVID pandemic has compounded these feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. During this period of social isolation, uncertainty and abrupt transitions, students are prone to further worsening of these feelings.

Upcoming/Ongoing Events

Coffee Connect This is an opportunity to meet up one-on-one with students from other schools on the UMB campus for a coffee hangout. Sign up here to be matched with a new student to meet each month. This wellness initiative aims to help students improve their social dimension of wellness. Having healthy relationships with family and friends, and the community is integral to our whole health and well-being. You can opt out at anytime. 

Nourish & Connect is a student dinner series that supports students holistically and fosters community support. Students are invited to share a meal and connect with fellow UMB students from other schools and programs for thoughtful discussions centered around themes of personal growth, cultural wellness, healthy relationships, and finding joy. Nourish and connect dinners will take place in the Intercultural Center in the SMC Campus Center and are co-facilitated by peer health and wellness educators from URecFit and Wellness and student affairs staff members.

  • Dealing with Burnout: Dr. Cassie Moon from the Student Counseling Center will discuss ways to manage burnout through stress management and improving your overall wellbeing. It will include some skills on self-compassion and how to better notice your stress levels (and when you are at most risk of burnout). Tuesday, April 16, 4:30-6 p.m. Register here.
  • Wellness in an Unwell World: What does wellness look like when also experiencing the harms of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression? Join fellow students for a nourish and connect dinner and dialogue hosted by the Intercultural Center and URecFit and Wellness. Thursday, May 2, 5-6:30 p.m. Register here.

Past Events:

  • Mental Health 101 
  • NAMI: "I will Listen" Events