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 employees and 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 consider becoming a #WeSupportU Mental Health Advocate. This resource provides the tools you need to help create a supportive mental health culture here at Wichita State. Additional resources are available at the following links:
- The Employee Assistance Plan provides information, short-term counseling, advice, and referrals from licensed professionals who understand the stresses we all face every day.
- 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!
Dr. Shirley Lefever, interim provost