CHNA Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Team

Data gathered in the CHNA highlighted the need for better access to mental health services, increased information/communication about services available to students and how to access them, and ways students can build skills to strengthen their ability to flourish.

Based on this feedback, the CHNA Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Team developed the following goals to address these concerns on campus:
• Increase access to existing campus resources
• Provide targeted education about resources that exist and how to help others
• Develop a course for students to develop skills in resilience/flourishing to be the best versions of themselves

Mental Health and Well-Being Action Team Executive Summary

The Executive Summary below highlights the work of the action team (click picture to access full Executive Summary).

Campus Resources

Videos were created to highlight the mental health services available to UChicago students and are available on UChicago Student Wellness’ YouTube channel.

Topics covered include:
• Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP)
• Eating concerns
• Group therapy
• Introduction to counseling services
• Let’s Talk
• Medication management
• Referral services
• Support for LGBTQ students and other underrepresented minorities
• Urgent care

The Living Intentionally to Flourish Everyday (LIFE) Program was launched Autumn 2020 and all incoming College students participated in the inaugural program. LIFE was also offered every quarter for graduate and professional students to participate. More details can be found here

Action Team Members
Julie Edwards, Chair UChicago Student Wellness
Alex Levi Student, Student Government
Areeha Khalid Student, UChicago Student Wellness Peer Health Advocate
Ashhad Qureshi Student, UChicago Student Wellness Peer Health Advocate
Belinda Cortez Vazquez UChicago HELP
Ethan Rucker Harris Public Policy
Megan Heckel Greco Equal Opportunity Programs
Milvia Rodriguez Harris Public Policy
Sean Lee Housing and Residence Life
Sharanya Srinivasan Student, MannMukti
Cassidy Wade UChicago Student Wellness