FROM:         Jerry Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
RE:             Mental Health Resources for Students
According to a recent survey, nearly half of all college students report feeling so depressed that they have trouble functioning, 
and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression.  Untreated depression can lead to suicide, which is the second leading 
cause of death among college students.  Listed below are several University resources to assist students.
Students can access mental health services at:
The Mental Health Clinic at Boynton Health Service if they have paid the Student Services Fee
( The Mental Health Clinic provides phone and walk-in assessment on 
an urgent basis, as well as scheduled medication evaluations and management, chemical health assessment and counseling, 
and individual, couples, and group therapy.  Additional resources for the management of stress are available through the 
Health Promotion Department at Boynton Health Service. 
University Counseling & Consulting Services ( provides confidential counseling programs with 
professional counselors who can help students address academic stresses, personal and relationship concerns, or feelings of 
anxiety or depression.  Walk in counseling is available as is consultation for faculty and staff who are concerned about a student.
Disability Services ( provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed, 
severe, and persistent mental health conditions.  Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for 
faculty, staff, and supervisors.
The "Assisting Students in Distress" ( website provides advice for faculty and staff to use 
when assisting students who are experiencing distress due to a variety of issues. 
The "Understanding Today's Student" ( website contains a list of resources 
for faculty and staff which provides advice for faculty and staff who encounter students who may be experiencing a variety of 
mental health challenges, including depression.
The Center for Teaching and Learning ( provides a number of workshops and programs 
which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related 
to students who may have a mental illness or disability.