International Suicide Survivors Day
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is Saturday November 21, 2015. For more information and to find the location of events, visit www.survivorday.org.
After Hours Counseling Services
The UNI Counseling Center now offers after hours crisis counseling to UNI students or any person concerned about a UNI student. Call the Counseling Center after hours at 273-2676 and press 2 to speak to a mental health counselor about your concerns. Counselors can also assist callers in accessing Counseling Center services or other campus resources.
No Show Fee
The Counseling Center charges a "no show fee" for failing to attend or cancel your scheduled appointment. The fee is being raised to $25, effective May 11, 2015. You can avoid this fee if you call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 to cancel or reschedule your appointment.Be sure to talk with your counselor if you have any questions about this or any other Counseling Center policy.
Graduate students in Mental Health Counseling are invited to apply for Practicum for the Spring 2016 semester. Students selected for Practicum will provide individual counseling to clients while receiving excellent supervision in a professional and supportive environment. Download the Practicum application and return it to Dr. Paula Gilroy, Assistant Director and Coordinator of Training, by November 16 for full consideration.
Depression Screening Day
The Counseling Center offered free, anonymous screening for depression and anxiety on Wednesday October 7, 2015, to 78 students, staff, and faculty. After completing the screening process, many of the participants chose to initiate counseling at the Counseling Center or through the Employee Assistance Program.
As always, you can receive a free, anonymous mental health screening for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other concerns at any time by taking the Self-Evaluator at Ulifeline.org.