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Graduate students and postdocs in the Advanced Mental Health Promotion course will raise awareness and share encouragement — including custom stickers — in a series of events this week.
More than 1,000 students and postdocs participated, revealing high levels of stress and rates of depression across campus. These results have already sparked several new programs and initiatives; anyone can contribute ideas and perspectives following a second seminar Nov. 16.
In a new paper, UAB experts in counseling and health behavior adapt the widely used Phases of Disaster Model to help colleges and universities respond to unique needs during COVID.
Angela Stowe, Ph.D., director of Student Counseling Services, offers ways to “grow your resiliency and make it stronger.”

The network of prominently displayed signage and murals aims to reach people in moments of struggle and is part of a larger initiative focused on supporting and assisting the entire UAB community.

Seven individuals and two registered student organizations were named Mental Health Champions by Student Counseling Services for their efforts during this past year.

From doctors to chaplains to counselors, UAB employees supported patients, students and each other with compassionate care using telehealth, mental health apps, innovative testing strategies and more.

B Well UAB helps students easily access resources on mobile devices and build a self-care plan that encourages healthy habits.

New services include a primary-care mental health team with a licensed psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner for telehealth appointments — all hosted through HIPAA-compliant Zoom.

UAB’s Student Counseling Services and the Mental Health Ambassadors are creating special resources for students who are struggling to adjust during the current novel coronavirus pandemic.

UAB Safe streamWinter can be a discouraging time. During short days, long nights and freezing temperatures, it’s easy to choose staying home over braving cold temperatures or let exercise routines lapse in favor of curling up under a blanket. Learn about resources UAB offers for coping with seasonal affective disorder and other mental health issues.

The fair will feature food trucks, giveaways and opportunities to meet with mental health providers from both UAB and the Birmingham area.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

UAB Safe streamBetween spring break, St. Patrick’s Day and warmer weekend weather, springtime is full of opportunities for fun with friends — and for many, that means pouring a cold alcoholic beverage. But knowing the safe is an important part of having a good time.

UAB Safe streamMajor depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern, more commonly known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects as many as 10 million Americans.