Carolina Mental Health Update

April 21, 2022

During Spring 2022, UNC-Chapel Hill offered a series of mental health online conversations, as well as launched multiple initiatives to support student health and wellbeing. We encourage you to review those endeavors using the video content below.

Carolina Mental Health Update video

The Carolina Mental Health update took place on Thursday, April 28, from noon - 1:30 p.m. During the conversation, we:

  • Examined efforts that have been made toward campus mental health including the spring mental health seminar series
  • Considered the next steps towards creating a community of care and compassion

The conversation was kicked off by Dr. Amy Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry updating you on mental health initiatives on campus, followed by Dr. Ed Fisher from the Gillings School of Public Health on peer support initiatives.

Mental Health and Interpersonal Violence: How Do They Connect?

The third seminar, Mental Health and Interpersonal Violence: How Do They Connect?, was offered on Wednesday, April 20, from noon until 1:30 pm.  

The conversation was facilitated and framed by Dr. Christi Hurt, Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, and discussed by a panel of practitioner experts on the intersection between interpersonal violence and mental health.

Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drugs: How Do They Connect?

The second seminar, Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drugs: How Do They Connect?, was offered on Monday, March 28, from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  

The conversation was facilitated by Dr. Charla Blumell, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Prevention with Student Wellness, and framed by a panel of experts discussing the role that alcohol and drugs play in mental health.

Mental Health, Faith, and Spirituality: How Do They Connect?

The initial seminar, Mental Health, Spirituality, and Faith: How Do They Connect?, occurred on Monday, February 28, from noon until 1:30 p.m.  

Aaron Bachenheimer, Executive Director of Off-Campus Student Life and liaison to Carolina‚Äôs Campus Ministers, facilitated the dialogue.

The conversation was framed by a diverse panel of experts discussing the role that spirituality and faith can play in mental health.

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