UNLV shines light with Mental Illness Awareness week

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A student walks alone down the Academic Hall towards the Student Union at UNLV (Photo courtesy of Jimmy Romo/S&G)

Everybody needs a little help sometimes and college can be stressful, according to the University of North Carolina. UNLV offers a variety of mental health services on campus to assist those who need additional help.

Last week, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, UNLV participated in raising mental health awareness by introducing a new mental health exam that can test how someone is feeling and how to improve their mental health needs.

This exam is called Thrive and it can be accessed through UNLV’s wellness portal. The exam analyzes and assists in understanding what kind of tasks individuals should focus on to prioritize their time for the week, which improves their mental health. 

UNLV Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers other mental health resources and programs to help students who are struggling. Counseling and workshops are available on campus at CAPS in the UNLV Student Recreation & Wellness Center.

With the improving and expanding mental health services on campus, UNLV has been working to increase the amount of specialists on campus by hiring more staff to help students. 

UNLV CAPS continues to add to their resources and expand opportunities around campus. 

To contact UNLV CAPS, or set up an appointment, call (702) 895-3627. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays.
For more information on UNLV CAPS, visit their website at: https://www.unlv.edu/caps.

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