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The University Counseling Center will present a free screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect on Thursday, November 7th, from 7 – 9 pm in UC Anchor Ballroom D

October 31, 2019

This 90-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.  Suicide does not discriminate…. Many of us know someone whose life has been touched by suicide.   This powerful film explores the personal story of a man who wanted to understand  the effect that his suicide attempt had on his family, friends and the first responders who helped to more »

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SAFE Grant Raises Suicide Awareness at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Campus

October 1, 2019

The University Counseling Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and The College of Nursing and Health Sciences implemented a suicide awareness and prevention program, thanks to a $260,000 SAFE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Efforts included annual Links Across Campus events, in which students came together to spread a more »

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 19, 2019

August 7, 2019 By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time https://time.com/5645747/gun-violence-mental-illness/ After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a more »

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 24, 2019 Ohio State University Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724111110.htm It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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