Mental health is part of our overall well-being. It encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act. Just as we take care of our physical health through diet and exercise, it's important to prioritize our mental health.

Raising awareness within our community
In October, UNT’s Counseling and Testing Services celebrated Mental Illness Awareness Week by launching a Mental Health Resource Fair. This fair served as a platform for a diverse array of campus and community partners to engage with students, sharing valuable insights about the mental health services available and how students can access these resources. The theme for this year's Mental Illness Awareness Week was "Together We Care. Together We Share," signifying the importance of collective support and empathy.

On the globally recognized World Mental Health Day, UNT Student Health and Wellness Center hosted a special event on campus named "Self-Care & Succulents." This event offered students a well-deserved break from class, allowing them to engage in a creative session where they could craft their own succulents. World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10, is an opportunity to raise awareness, combat stigma, and advocate for the enhancement of mental health support and resources.

Prioritizing mental health
A recent report released by Gallup and Lumina Foundation found that emotional stress and personal mental health were the top two factors that undergraduates considered when contemplating withdrawing from college. At UNT, students have access to free counseling services with no waitlist. Whether individual counseling, workshops or crisis counseling, UNT’s Counseling and Testing offers services tailored to the student's individual needs.

Visit to learn more about UNT’s free student counseling services and to find resources across campus.