Asking for help is always challenging but students of color often face historical and cultural barriers when trying to access mental health services. The counselors at University Health Services are reaching out to minority student groups in an effort to bridge that gap.
University Health Services (UHS) hired three additional staff members in 2016 to join the End Violence on Campus (EVOC) unit to expand violence prevention and survivor services.
This semester, our campus has seen acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, class, gender, and ethnicity. These incidents should not tolerated on our campus — UW-Madison should be an environment where everyone can feel like a safe and respected member of the campus community. We acknowledge the feelings students may […]
The statistics surrounding sexual assaults on college campuses are alarming. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90 percent of campus sexual assaults go unreported. Action needs to be taken to assuage fear, prevent future assaults, and instill […]
STI awareness: Protecting your parts and your partners’ parts April is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month, and look no further than University Health Services (UHS) for answers to your burning STI questions. People ages 15 to 24 who have sex are at the greatest risk for contracting an STI. The Sexual Health Clinic at UHS […]
To the students of UW-Madison: In the spring of 2015, Madison and our campus community struggled to understand the tragic shooting of Tony Robinson in the context of the killing of many young, black lives across our nation. Racism and its effects are issues that affect many communities across the country and UW-Madison is not […]
Health providers at University Health Services (UHS) have been working to implement a more cohesive approach to eating disorder treatment for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kathryn O’Connell is the Eating Disorder Services Coordinator at UHS and says a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment is the best way to help students struggling with eating […]
Electronic cigarettes—commonly known as e-cigs—are a popular alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes. But despite the perceived benefits, these battery-operated devices aren’t all they’re hyped up to be. Let’s look at myths and facts about vaping. “E-cigs are just water vapor.” Myth! The main difference between e-cigs and cigarettes is that e-cigs are not tobacco-based. Burning […]
January is Stalking Awareness Month, and Jamie Temple, the survivor services coordinator at University Health Services and primary contact for student victims, says students who experience stalking may not self-identify as victims but struggle with how to label their experience. “One of the biggest barriers for students is feeling like they will be believed if […]
For some student veterans, the transition from active duty to campus life can present challenges that are different from their peers.