Image of members of Counseling and Prevention Services members posing for group photo outside of the Rhatigan Student Center.

Sept. 12, 2022 — After more than two years since expanding into the community, Wichita State’s #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope program has continued opening its arms to local organizations including Ascension Via Christi, area high schools and now Wichita-based Thrive Restaurant Group.

Wu Shock wears a Suspenders4Hope shirt

July 18, 2022 — Wichita State University, along with several community partners, presents the Suspenders4Hope Preventing Suicide Training at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21 at The Phoenix Gym, 145 N. Wabash in Wichita. This free training will be facilitated by Dr. Jessica Provines, Wichita State’s assistant vice president for wellness and chief psychologist. It’s open to all addiction treatment counselors and providers and community members.

Student Wellness Center

Feb. 1, 2021 – When the new Wichita State University Student Wellness Center opened on campus a year ago in January, Student Health Services (SHS) and Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) staff couldn’t have known how important having a bigger and improved facility would be for providing essential physical and mental health services in the midst of a pandemic.

WSU student walking on campus

Oct. 20, 2020 -- Fall can be a dreary and difficult time for some Wichita State University students. Here are some tips on making it through the season.

WuShock in suspenders

Aug. 31, 2020 -- As a way to promote suicide prevention, Wichita State University is expanding the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign throughout the country in hopes of creating positive change in communities regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

Students can visit the Counseling and Preventions Services center for $10 per session.

Aug. 31, 2020 - It’s completely normal to be anxious about fall semester. Here are some tips for managing anxiety.

Wichita State runner Rebekah Topham

May 22, 2020 - Wichita State runner Rebekah Topham needed help with reading when she arrived in 2015. She made great strides with the help of tutors and athletic department resources and carries a 3.89 grade-point average. She wants other struggling students to know her story.

A student looking out across campus

May 4, 2020 -- While we deal with this pandemic, we need to remember to take time to check in with ourselves and feel our feelings instead of ignoring them.

A girl cuddling with her dog.

March 26, 2020 -- This is a time of prolonged high stress, and our bodies do not do well in long, heightened states of anxiety. It can affect our immune system and decision-making skills. Here are some tips from Wichita State’s Counseling and Prevention Services on how to manage your stress levels during these unprecedented times.

Student Health Services

March 26, 2020 - How to contact Wichita State University offices and departments to get answers and receive help with your academic, financial, housing and health questions.

Students talking at a table in the RSC

Feb. 4, 2020 -- As we focus on classes and juggle extracurriculars, we can get caught up in our own little world. But it’s also important to pay attention to those around you. While we move through this semester, let’s look out for each other.

Student Wellness Center front desk

Jan. 6, 2020 -- Located in the new Steve Clark YMCA building at Mike Oatman Drive and Mid-Campus Drive, Student Health Services and Counseling and Prevention Services will now share an office known as the Student Wellness Center.

A student sits alone in her dorm room.

Sept. 5, 2019 - Many students look forward to college because they get to move away from their parents and have some independence. Leaving home can often be difficult, though. According to a national survey, 66% of freshman experience homesickness. Here are some tips to help ease the discomfort.

Students study in the RSC

Aug. 19, 2019 - The beginning of a new semester can be scary. For many students, including me, that fear manifests itself as anxiety, the most common mental illness in the U.S. Here is a guide to help navigate the beginning of your college career with anxiety.