Give to the Max Day: Support Student Mental Health & Wellbeing
Across the University of Minnesota System, more students than ever are disclosing their worries, fears, anxieties, addictions, and high-risk ways of coping. Mental health has a profound impact on student learning, graduation rates, and lifelong wellbeing.
According to the latest Boynton Student Health Report:
- Since 2015, 28% percent more undergraduate students have had a mental health diagnoses in the past year
- 2 out of 5 students report that they are unable to manage their stress levels
- 16% of undergraduate and graduate students report taking medication for mental health conditions
President Joan T.A. Gabel is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the University’s students. The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing offers resources to help students thrive, such as:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes to learn techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga
- FREE weekly Stress Busters sessions that leave students and staff feeling rejuvenated and calm
- Interactive, accessible Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing website with a dedicated Students' Corner
The Center offers wellbeing resources for students that support mental health and wellbeing, and President Gabel's commitment to improve student mental health across the UMN system. GIVE NOW and support student mental health and wellbeing education that lasts a lifetime!
The Center is pleased to partner with RSP Architects in raising funds to support student mental health. RSP Architects counts on the wellbeing of our students as future leaders and contributors to the community. In their commitment to this cause, they have generously donated $5,000 to the Wellbeing for All fund.
"If it weren't for my CSPH courses, I don't think I would stay at the University of Minnesota. The instructors are by far the best that I have ever encountered, and these courses have undoubtedly changed my life more than anything else I have done at school." -- CSH Student Evaluation