Health

Kent State University's College of Public Health has received a $306,000 federal grant to be used for suicide prevention and to address other student mental health needs. The Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant will help to fund the project, More Aware, a collaboration among Student Affairs, University Health Services, Student Support...

Taking better care of yourself should top your list of New Year’s resolutions!   Start off your spring semester with mindfulness and meditation skills that can help you become more resilient, more mindful and more rested, and enjoy the many other benefits associated with this wellness approach.   Meditation Across Campus   The Kent State of...

Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received a $375,000 grant that will be used to provide mental health awareness training to personnel in Medina County public schools.   The three-year grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will enable the college’s Center for Public...

Kent State University’s Tara Smith, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, told SELF Magazine that people need to be vigilant about hand-washing to prevent the spread of disease, particularly after air travel. “People are carrying pathogens from all over the world, so it’s more likely you’ll be exposed to...

Employers who invest in their employees by promoting a culture of health with comprehensive workplace wellness practices, evidence-based policies and programs and senior leadership support create a genuine value proposition for their employees. This often translates into improved employee engagement and a healthier, more productive workforce. For...

The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses.   The summit will gather researchers, professionals and students for an evening of open, honest discussion surrounding issues of mental illness among students. The event will feature panels,...

The Respiratory Therapy program at Kent State University at Ashtabula is hard to beat. While many students are graduating from colleges across the country only to discover the painful reality that there are no jobs for them, Kent State Ashtabula has a better story tell: 100 percent of respiratory therapy students in the fall 2018 class have jobs...

State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness The 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit will bring together experts and stakeholders to explore mental health issues on college campuses. The theme of the summit is "State of Mind: Creating a Community of Health, Hope and Awareness."  Participants will learn more about...

Melissa Celko, director of Kent State of Wellness, has introduced a new Meditation Across Campus program, in which members of the university community can participate for free. “There is a real focus on the humanistic aspect of the quieting of the senses and the mind and allowing the body to find rest,” Ms....

A luxury trip featuring accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, limousine rides, spa treatments and lunch with one of the most influential women in the world. Jennifer Miller, lecturer in Kent State University’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, experienced these things and...