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Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

Pieces in the Create Awareness Exhibit Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness. Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of...

Pieces in the Create Awareness Exhibit Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness. Create Awareness is a collaborative effort between the College of...

Kent State University’s Mental Health Efforts Gain National Attention Kent State University students are requesting additional mental health counseling resources, and the university is working on multiple fronts of keep up with student needs. Kent State recently was featured in an article from The New York Times for its hiring of additional counselors in an effort to help students live mentally sound lives. The...

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine student Kristen Brett, right, is elected president of APMSA. Kristen Brett, a fourth year student in Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, has been elected president of the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA). Ms. Brett attended the 2019 APMSA House of Delegates meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in February, along with 140 podiatric medical students from around the...

Kent State nursing student Christina Hansen hopes to begin her career in Northeast Ohio Kent State University nursing major Christina Hansen grew up just outside of Cleveland in Mentor, Ohio, so the idea of remaining in northeast Ohio after graduation has always appealed to her. The 2016 graduate of Lake Catholic High School said she likes the idea of staying close to family, and figured she would remain in the area, at least until...

Age of Anxiety Graphic As increasing numbers of college students seek treatment for mental health issues, higher education administrators at Kent State and across the country are searching for ways to offer effective help and trying to determine the reasons behind the escalation. At the height of his battle with anxiety, Andrew Atkins would feel as if he were watching...

Taylor Stull, SNA officer; Bill, Wellness Center member; Valerie Salyers, SNA president; Matt, Wellness Center member; Alice Colwell, professor, and SNA advisor; and Bob, Wellness Center member. Nursing students at Kent State Trumbull are putting their best foot forward, hoping to promote healthy lifestyles in the Mahoning Valley. Members of Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) recently launched the ”Walk and Talk with a Nurse” program at the Niles Wellness Center. From 9-11 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of...

BSN Students with Patient The nursing program at Kent State University’s Geauga campus needs community support to continue producing top-trained nurses for understaffed medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio. A lead gift of $50,000 from a generous local foundation was recently granted to help the program purchase advanced equipment that helps facilitate premier...

On April 3, Kent State University is bringing together experts and stakeholders to explore the issue of mental health on college campuses with the 2019 Larry Pollock Kent State of Wellness Summit. Almost 40 percent of college students experience a significant mental health issue, and about 50 percent of the U.S. population will experience a mental health condition, according to Active Minds, a leading nonprofit organization for mental health awareness and education for students.  Recognizing the impact...

Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine is testing a new technology for quick wound healing in diabetics and people prone to nerve damage. According to WKYC, the MolecuLight is a handheld camera being used in trials at the College of Podiatric Medicine and other locations across the country. The light works by alerting doctors to...