mental health

Family hugging, with text that reads: October Wellness Offerings

Family relationships can have both long- and short-term effects on one’s mental health. Many people spend more time with their family members than anyone else. These relationships have the potential to be your greatest support system. Family members may be more likely to notice when their loved ones are experiencing changes in mood or beha...

David Disabato, Ph.D. (right)

The College of Arts and Sciences wishes to congratulate David Disabato, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, who recently landed a tenure-track faculty position at Baldwin Wallace University, near Cleveland! After earning his Ph.D. at George Mason University in 2019, Disabato c...

Photo of Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Psychological Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences

ATHENA Akron, a women’s leadership organization in Summit County, Ohio, has named Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, its winner of the 2022 ATHENA Akron Leadership Award. She will receive the award on Nov. 17 at the Hi...

Kid at school

Through a five-year, $625,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County will partner with Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health in the College of Public Health to improve and su...

Kent State of Well-being

Challenges are inevitable. But, understand that you are not alone. Flashes Rise Above is our way of offering support and resources to help our community cope with, heal, rise above and overcome challenging events or occurrences.  Flashes Rise Above events are hosted by members of our campus community to equip our Golden Flashes wit...

Cat in a car carrier at a veterinary clinic

Veterinarians are experiencing a mental health crisis, with higher suicide risk, burnout and poorer well-being compared to other high-risk professions in the medical field. The mental health stigma in this field prevents treatment-seeking, resulting in an unexpected health disparity. Unfortunately, their stress has only compounded since th...

Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

The 5k is to show that mental health advocates, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness by sharing resources and stories. It’s also a time to remember those affected by suicide. Date: Thursday, September 10 (all day) Location: Wherever (neighborhood, park, campus) Who: Anyone! How:...

Kent State of Well-being

Yoga on the Green  Kent State of Well-being, in partnership with the university's Department of Recreational Services, presents Yoga on the Green, a fun evening of meditation, yoga, giveaways and more. Also, learn about on-campus health and wellness resources, including the university's new bike-share program. This event is free and ...

LaunchNET Kent State

Entrepreneurship, especially while in college, can be challenging and stressful. Make sure to take care of yourself and ASK FOR HELP if you need it!    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (web, call, text) Kent State Counseling and Psychological Services Kent State Counseling Center Townhall 2 Artic...

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 le...