New Mental Health Services for UICOM Students

New Mental Health Services for UICOM Students

On behalf of the Chicago Medical Student Council (CMSC), Student Wellness & Resilience Committee (SWRC), and Office of Student Affairs (OSA), we are proud to announce several expanded mental health services for our students offered by UIC Counseling Center at no charge to students.

“Let’s Talk” Weekly Drop-In Sessions – Held every Thursday from 4-6pm in Student Center West (SCW) Room 235, the Counseling Center will now have a counselor available for students to drop-in for informal, confidential consultations. Students can feel free to stop in to speak with a counselor about any concerns they might have, to get help solving problems they are facing, and to learn more about counseling services and other resources available to you or your peers. No appointment is necessary, and this service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mental Health Screening Tool (check it out here! Quick, anonymous, confidential surveys based on validated mental health screening questionnaires are now available for students. Following a screening test, you will receive your results, recommendations, and a list of key campus resources available to you.

These exciting new programs and initiatives came about after months of calls by medical students and faculty alike to expand mental health services for our students. We are very thankful to the UIC Counseling Center and Dean of Students office for working with our medical student representatives to make these options available for all our student as part of the U and I Care Initiative.

To keep up to date in real time with various initiatives underway through CMSC and other student organizations, check out CMSC’s new Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@UICOM_CMSC)!