February 26, 2024

Faculty, staff invited to discuss student mental health, basic needs

Faculty and staff are invited to informational sessions starting Wednesday, Feb. 28, that will focus on current trends regarding addressing mental health conditions and basic needs insecurities on college campuses.

The sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Lounge in the Student Center Old Main room. Additional “lunch and learn” sessions on this topic are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on March 6 and April 17.  

Jaime Clark, director of Student Health Services, and Shelly Ridgway, director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services are presenters. Common mood and behavioral challenges, as well as financial, housing, food insecurities will be reviewed. Those attending will learn how to identify and respond to the various needs students may experience. The sessions will also include information about available campus resources.

Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Ridgeway at shelly.ridgeway@siu.edu.