What We Do

The mission of Student Health and Counseling is to educate, support, and empower optimum physical and mental health wellness among the diverse student community in support of academic excellence. In order to accomplish this mission, we provide a full range of professional mental health services including personal counseling, group counseling, substance use counseling, crisis intervention,outreach programming, and consultation. We also train graduate level interns in the mental health field from the UNK Counseling and School Psychology program and/or the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work. The goal of training is to teach our interns the art and science of counseling. UNK Counseling is within the Student Affairs Division of UNK and our team is committed to helping any UNK student achieve optimal mental well-being. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, has released a new video series aimed at helping college bound students and their families talk about mental health. The videos are part of the “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” guide NAMI and the Jed Foundation released last year. Approximately 75% of mental health conditions begin by age 24, making college a critical time to focus on mental health, especially as students transition away from their support systems.