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Suicide: Myths, Signs and Prevention

Suicide: Myths, Signs and Prevention

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, UCF mental health expert Glenn Lambie offers insight into the myths, warning signs and ways to help prevent suicide. ...

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

Fellows Advocate for Minority Voices in Mental Health

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, when we turn our attention to the mental health needs of racial and ethnic minorities who face disparities in treatment and unique ...

UCF Grad Aims to Improve Mental Health in West Indian Cultures

UCF Grad Aims to Improve Mental Health in West Indian Cultures

A few years ago, Shainna Ali ’10 ’12MA ’16PhD was studying some statistics when the mental health clinician came across something shocking –– in 2016 Guyana had the highest suicide ...

Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Officer

At UCF, we’ve long believed our best work comes from bringing together people with diverse backgrounds and ideas. I am grateful to have so many champions of diversity and inclusion ...

Center Offers Students Unique Education, Free Counseling to Community

Center Offers Students Unique Education, Free Counseling to Community

You always have the support you need at the Community Counseling and Research Center, according to Alexander Fields, who is pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education. ...

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

African-American Moms Are Helicopter Parents Too, But Endgame is Survival

Study finds African-American mothers live in fear that their sons will be stopped by people in authority and could potentially be killed, which impacts the way these women parent their ...

UCF Relationship Expert Shares Tips to Help Your Love Life (Just in Time for Valentine’s Day)

UCF Relationship Expert Shares Tips to Help Your Love Life (Just in Time for Valentine’s Day)

Whether you’re single, dating or have been married for many years, everyone can use a little help in love and relationships. So why not learn about it on a college ...

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Research on College Athletes’ Attitudes of Seeking Mental Health Support Awarded Funding

Most college athletes have access to highly-skilled doctors, physical therapists and trainers. They are offered academic support through tutoring and a dedicated space for study. Some of these college athletes ...

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

The number of people privately dealing with mental health issues will stun you. It’s why alumni Brandon and Michi Marshall launched Project 375 — to make mental health the most ...

Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

Counselor Ed Grad Students Support Minority Youth, Earn Fellowships

When Petion discovered the field of mental health, it changed the way he managed internal challenges. As a child of a Haitian immigrant, “mental health was not something we talked ...