Student Wellness and Support
Empowering students to strive for balance and wellness.
The Department of Student Wellness and Support (SWS) recognizes that life at Fredonia can be incredibly rewarding and demanding. Student Wellness and Support, which includes the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Outreach Services (PAWS), aims to create an environment that promotes student fulfillment and growth, both personally and academically. Through free, confidential services, we offer guidance and support for navigating the challenges of college life.
Be Connected | Be Aware | Be Supported | Be Well --- Be FRED Well
African-American and Black Specific Mental Health Resources
The acts of violence against people in African-American and Black communities have added to the already overwhelming stress the country is facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Student Wellness and Support recognizes the pain, fear, anger and anxiety students may be feeling right now.
We also recognize the particular impact these events have on the mental health and well-being of our students and community members in the African-American community, Black community, and for other persons of color. Know that you are not alone during this time.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) - A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Black Girls Smile - Focuses on ensuring all young African American females receive the resources and support necessary to lead mentally healthy lives.
The Steve Fund - Focuses on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
Therapy for Black Girls - An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
African American Mental Health - Support and education provided by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).
Black Men Heal - Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities.
Black Mental Wellness - Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
Brother You're On My Mind - An initiative launched by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to raise awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect African American men and families. The website offers an online toolkit that provides materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men.
Mental Health 101 and How to Help Course for Academic Credit (PHED 199-03; 1.0 credit hour) - June 29 - July 31; Remote Instruction; Instructor Victoria Eckert (email PattiV@co.chautauqua.ny.us with any questions).
Mental Health First Aid - April 17th and April 24th, 2020 - 11:00am - 3:30pm (open to campus community) - Presented in collaboration with Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene - Registration CLOSED (waitlist only) - CANCELED due to COVID-19 | will be rescheduled
The Counseling Center at Fredonia offers free, confidential, private and individualized services by licensed mental health professionals to all registered students.Counseling Center
Student Health Center
Located in LoGrasso Hall, and staffed with a physician, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, the Student Health Center is a good place to start if you have medical needs. The Student Health Center functions similar to that of an urgent care in that we are able to diagnose and treat acute illness and injury without having to leave campus.Student Health Center
Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Outreach Services
Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness Services (PAWS) strives to create a campus culture in which members make informed and responsible decisions regarding their personal and community health. PAWS works to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and severity of substance abuse and interpersonal violence related problems among Fredonia students.
Prevention, Advocacy, & Wellness Services
Care Coordination helps students manage life stressors that can impact academics and personal well-being. Care Coordination enhances student success by identifying needs, removing barriers and reducing distress. After receiving a referral for services, the office helps students through a variety of interventions, university services, community referrals and case management.Care Coordination