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

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 18, 2022
Jennifer Bahrman, PhD & Jason Yu, PhD

May marks the official celebration of the heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) with an annual month-long commemoration of the historical and cultural contributions of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States.

Coming Together for Mental Health

Coming Together for Mental Health

May 11, 2022
Student Counseling Services

Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May as a time to support, destigmatize, and spread knowledge about mental health. At UTHealth Houston Student Health and Counseling Services, we join in the observance of this very important month.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13, 2022
Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click to read more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his activism, and continued influence and impact on society. 

2022 New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mental Health

January 4, 2022
Jennifer Bahrman, Ph.D.

New year’s resolutions are a tradition that some people follow to mark the start of the new year, or a fresh start, as a way to reflect and make changes that will help them become their best versions. Here are five new year's resolutions for your mental health to help start 2022 off right.

Yellow Ribbon for Suicide Prevention

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.

Holistic Garden at the UTHealth School of Public Health

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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