Mental health and wellness resources, news, and information from UTHealth Student Counseling Services. 

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Suicide Prevention Fast Facts

September 3, 2021
Student Counseling Services

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. We would like you to keep these facts about suicide and suicide prevention in mind.

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The Patient-Physician Disconnect: Understanding Patient Values

August 12, 2021
Gabriel del Carmen

A great deal of emphasis in our medical education is placed on apprehending those physiological, pathological, and anatomical realities. To truly begin the monumental task of achieving patient-centeredness in healthcare, our practices must reflect a more inclusive and holistic pursuit of healthcare goals and definitions. 

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Happy Pride Month!

June 11, 2021
Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services stands with the LBGTQ+ community in celebrating Pride!

What is Decolonizing Wellness?

What is Decolonizing Wellness?

April 29, 2021
Spandana Mandaloju

Decolonizing wellness means to reclaim the wellness practices that are rooted in various cultures and religions but have been culturally appropriated; it also means making these practices more accessible to everyone, regardless of wealth, race, body size, and disability.

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Holistic Gardening

April 22, 2021
Megan Brown

When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses?  Or to plant and harvest your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs?  Learn about nourishing your physical and mental health through holistic gardening, and have a happy Earth Day!

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In Solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific-Islander Communities

April 5, 2021
Student Counseling Services

Letter of solidarity to UTHealth students from the Student Counseling Services team in light of the recent mass shooting and increase in hate crimes against Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific-Islander communities.

Intersectionality: I Can Be Both

Intersectionality: I Can Be Both

April 2, 2021
Asia McCleary-Gaddy, PhD

Intersectional stigma is defined as the merging of multiple stigmatized identities within a person and to address their joint effects on health. 

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Using What’s Left…

March 18, 2021
Cherilynn Shadding, PhD

My professional theme of “Thrive 2020” turned to “Survive 2020” as my humanness and blackness was challenged. How do we effectively use what’s left without being consumed?

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Leadership is a Process, Not a Position

March 4, 2021
Dustin Peterson

Many people believe leadership is a role, position, or title -- something to aspire to “one day.” In reality, leadership is a process, an approach, or a way of being. Check out this short 3-minute video for ideas for how you can lead today!

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Imposter Syndrome: The Secret Reality of Healthcare Students

February 9, 2021
Asia McCleary-Gaddy, Ph.D. & Melinda Yates, Ph.D.

The “imposter syndrome” is one form of inaccurate self-assessment that distresses those who, “despite their earned degrees, scholastic honors, high achievement on standardized tests, and professional recognition … do not experience an internal sense of success.” Researchers have outlined a few ways to combat this.

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Welcome 2021: Adapting to the New Year

January 15, 2021
Jennifer Bahrman, Ph.D.

2020 was plagued with many challenges and we enter 2021 with hope for a new and better year. However, many of the 2020 stressors remain and along with the “winter blues” that many individuals experience during the winter months, we may still be struggling. Five integral self-care techniques are discussed for starting off the new year strong. 

Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day 2020

Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day 2020

November 13, 2020
Student Counseling Services

Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from October 4-10, 2020 and coincides with World Mental Health Day on October 10th.

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