Take care of your mental health

With the start of a new academic year, I would like to welcome each of you to Wichita State University. Whether you are new to WSU or returning, we are happy you are here.

I know the stress associated with the pandemic has taken a toll on many of us. Please know the mental well-being of our students is important to me. I encourage you to protect your mental wellness and the mental health of others by talking openly about mental health, checking in on your fellow Shockers, and taking advantage of university resources. 

One way to do this is to complete the #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide training and becoming a #WeSupportU Mental Health Advocate for mental wellness at WSU. The training is free to all Shockers using a valid WSU e-mail address when creating a login. You will also receive a free Suspender4Hope shirt! Additional resources are available at the following links: 

  • Counseling and Prevention Services is the on-campus mental health care provider for enrolled students. 
  • The Care Team provides a proactive and supportive multidisciplinary team approach to prevention, assessment and intervention for students or employees. 

Again, welcome to campus, and best wishes for a very successful academic year!

Go Shockers! 

Dr. Shirley Lefever, interim provost