View Text Only Version

News Archives 2018

WCU Receives Proclamation from Chester County Board of Commissioners for Increasing Community’s Awareness & Understanding about Mental Healt

Contact News Archives 2018  

News Archives 2018

Address:
13/15 University Ave, Second Floor
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3383

Office of Communications Staff

May 23, 2018

ChesCo Commissioners Laud WCU’s Mental Health Services

Chester county west chester mental health proclamation

Chester County's Board of Commissioners awarded a proclamation on Tuesday, May 22, to West Chester University for its commitment to address mental health issues on the campus, and in the Chester County area through its Community Mental Health Clinic, as well as its training certification courses in Mental Health First Aid. Awarded during Mental Health Awareness Month, the proclamation was accepted on the University's behalf by Clinic Director Leanne Valentine and Outreach Manager for the College of Health Sciences Amanda Blue.

The proclamation states: "The University's collaborative approach is increasing awareness and understanding about mental health, providing needed services, cultivating resilience, and having a lasting, positive impact on West Chester University students and all Chester County residents."

WCU Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) is affiliated with the West Chester University Doctor of Psychology Program. As a non-profit training and research facility, the Community Mental Health Clinic provides low-cost, cutting-edge psychotherapy, and testing to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. The Clinic, which officially opened on campus in August 2017, offers a wide range of psychological services, as well as specializations in trauma-related disorders and child & adolescent mental health. Located at 125 West Rosedale Avenue on the eighth floor of Wayne Hall, the Clinic provides services offered by graduate students earning a doctorate in psychology and who are supervised by experienced, licensed psychologists.

In addition to the Clinic, the University has provided free Mental Health First Aid instruction to more than 400 students and members of the WCU community, so individuals can recognize signs and feel confident in assisting with mental health concerns.

Dedicated to bringing the general public together with students, faculty, and staff in an effort to promote mental health awareness, the University's College of Health Sciences annually initiates Take a Mental Health Day, walks for suicide prevention, and educational programs that create overall awareness about the importance of mental health.

"On behalf of the College of Health Sciences, I am quite proud of this University's consistent and successful efforts to educate students and those in our community about the importance of mental health and overall healthy habits," said Scott Heinerichs, interim dean and professor of sports medicine, College of Health Sciences. "As a community partner, the University takes seriously the opportunity it has to help others through education and purposeful initiative."

  • West Chester Tops List of Best College Towns

  • Saxbys opens 6th student-run café at West Chester University

  • Saxbys brews up student-run coffee shop near WCU campus

  • WCU Launches Bachelor of Science in Business Management for Students in Philadelphia

  • Saxbys Partners with WCU to Introduce a New Experiential Learning Cafe

  • New MOA Links WCU with China’s Guilin University of Electronic Technology

  • WCU Named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Clean Energy Forum Supports a Local Focus

  • It’s All About the Brass: Criterions Reunion Concert Is July 19

  • State System Board of Governors Recognizes NCAA Champions from Five Universities

  • Curtis Named a NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer

  • 34 Underserved Youth from Coatesville & Chester Examine Health Care Careers Up-Close At WCU’s Health Career Summer Academy

  • New Theatre Camps Help Youth Find Their Inner Light

  • 'The choice should be there.' More colleges enroll students with intellectual disabilities

  • This Is What Happens to Your Brain on a Diet

  • Senate Confirms WCU Student Leader to State System’s Board of Governors

  • WCU Academic Development Program Director Invited to be Lead Presenter in Dublin

  • West Chester Finishes 14th in Final Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

  • WCU and Boro Recognized for Joint Food Recovery Program

  • WCU Named a Top School for Veterans

  • Ward Gets Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 34th Round of the 2018 MLB Draft

  • Action, Innovation, Education: Inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend at WCU

  • WCU Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award to Help Adolescent Mothers in Zimbabwe

  • Grandparents University : Two Generations Learn & Laugh in a Family Camp on Campus

  • Children with Low Vision Bring High Goals to CampAbilitiesPA@WCU

  • ChesCo Commissioners Laud WCU’s Mental Health Services

  • West Chester Wins 2017–18 Dixon Trophy

  • WCU’s Vishal Shah Evaluates Young Scientists

  • Atlantic Region Champions! West Chester Sweeps Gannon to Win Super Regional