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

August 19, 2019

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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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

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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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/24/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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