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East Region Raises Awareness of Suicide Prevention

Thursday, October 7, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses Each year, the month of September is reserved for sharing information relating to the awareness and prevention of suicide. On average, there are 123 suicides each day in the United States, and in 2019, a reported 47,511 Americans died […]

September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 In 2019, a reported 47,511 Americans died by suicide and there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report. As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, Valencia College counselors have planned the following events to help students […]

Soothing Stress — Everyday Mindfulness

Monday, May 24, 2021 As we close out Mental Health Awareness Month, Nurse Jessica, Valencia College’s UnitedHealthcare nurse liaison, has created a short video presentation about mindfulness just for Valencia employees. What exactly is mindfulness? It’s the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we are doing. Check out her presentation below to learn […]

Get Mental Health Support on the Sanvello Behavioral...

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? As we continue our discussion about behavioral health during Mental Health Month, have you heard about the Sanvello Behavioral Health app? This app offers clinical techniques to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression — anytime. You […]

Resources to Support Your Mental Health

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Talking about depression, anxiety or other problems that may affect your mental health isn’t always easy. But let’s start the conversation, as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you or a loved one may be dealing with these issues, you’re not alone. Millions […]

Learn About COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Monday, March 1, 2021 Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming due to the pandemic. And while social distancing is necessary, it can also make us feel isolated and lonely, all affecting our mental health. To help you learn about the effect that COVID-19 can have on mental health and ways to […]

Stop the Stigma: Support Mental Health Awareness on Campus

Left to right: Counselors Rafael Davila, Catherine Espenscheid, Jocelyn Morales and Andrea Bealler A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses In an effort to bring mental health awareness to campus, the East Campus Counseling team held a panel discussion for more than 40 participants on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, entitled “Stop the Stigma: Support Mental […]

Simple Tips for Talking About Mental Health

According to, each year, one in five Americans experience a mental illness. Most will wait an average of 10 years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma associated with it. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to start talking about mental illnesses. When we start talking, we realize […]

Managing Smart: Supporting Employees and Students With...

By Sally Leslie, Coordinator, Employee Development It’s one thing to recognize our own challenges, and another to recognize challenges in others. As a supervisor, however, it’s imperative that you become familiar with the signs of mental health struggles. Mental health is a very real issue and can leave people feeling both emotionally and physically debilitated. […]