University of Southern Indiana

Mental Health

Access to mental health care is an issue of social justice and was our theme for the 2021-2022 academic year. We care about the well-being of USI students, staff, and faculty and want to promote access to resources/ support and mental wellness. 

CSJE sponsored a webinar, Student Mental Health: What Faculty Need to Know, on 10/27/21. The slides shared at the event are available to those with a USI login (here, here, & here), and a recording of the webinar is accessible to anyone on YouTube.

We have partnered with several other groups on campus to create a series of webinars, panels, and presentations around these topics. See below for the list of collaborating organizations & units.

Here are the events in this series:

Student Panel Presentation, 10/25/21 - Watch the recording of this webinar

Student Mental Health: What Faculty & Staff Need to Know, 10/27/21 - Watch the recording of this webinar

Town Hall Meeting for Faculty & Staff, 11/1/21

In addition to CSJE, these events are sponsored by Active Minds, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Department of Communications, Dean of Students Office (DOSO), Liberal Arts Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee (LA EDIC), Social Work Department, & Pott College Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee

Here are some relevant resources on this topic:

A mental health crisis was spreading on college campuses. The pandemic has made it worse
Colleges seek virtual mental health services
Strategies for addressing mental health support on campus
The imperfect storm: College students and suicide
Where mental health and social justice meet
Why mental health is a social justice issue

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