St. Lawrence University has received a three-year, $287,061 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support its Comprehensive Care Network (CCN) Project. The project will use evidence-based approaches to improve the identification and treatment of at-risk students and expand access to services that address mental health, suicide prevention, and substance misuse.
Wellness Education Office
The Wellness Education Office is on a mission to help all students with their health- and wellness-related needs, and in turn set students up for success at St. Lawrence and beyond.
The Wellness Education Office directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of all university-wide, evidence-based initiatives that address student mental/physical health and well-being issues to promote student success including, but not limited to, the development of effective outreach and peer initiatives.
We focus on holistic student wellness, which includes physical, mental and emotional, and spiritual health. Our office promotes collective health and wellness on campus while identifying new wellness opportunities for the St. Lawrence community
From stress reduction and resilience to sleep and nutrition tips, the Wellness Education team empowers students to practice self-care, tune into their needs, and employ tools and strategies to improve their mental health, physical health, and overall well-being.
Activities and prevention programs include:
- Mental health
- Managing stress & anxiety
- Substance abuse/addiction
- Interpersonal violence
- Body weight & image
- Sleep management
- General student health issues
A Team Effort
The Wellness Education office works collaboratively with several campus departments, including Health and Counseling Services, Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics, and the Outdoor Program to support student wellness. Initiatives have included The World Needs You Here Week in September and an afternoon of events to commemorate World Mental Health Day in October, and an entire week focused on stress reduction in November.
Events & Programming
The Wellness Education Office partners with student clubs and organizations to sponsor engaging wellness-focused and alternative-to-alcohol programming. Have an idea for an event, speaker, or workshop? Email Wellness Education.
At St. Lawrence, you'll find several "wellness zones" located across campus. Wellness Zones are spaces where students can come to relax, recharge, and re-center.
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