Health and wellness
UW School of Nursing
Kathleen Jennings, MC, LMHC
Kathleen Jennings, MC, LMHC is the counselor for nursing students. She provides personal, school-related, and professional counseling to undergraduate and graduate nursing students, and referrals to outside services as needed. This service is free and strictly confidential! Releasing information without your written consent would occur only as required by law, such as in response to child or elder abuse, to imminent threat of danger to yourself or others, or duly issued subpoena.
No record of any counseling is made on your academic transcript or record.
Hall Health Mental Health Clinic
Services include individual and couples counseling and therapy, crisis counseling and intervention, medication evaluation and management, group therapy and support groups, campus outreach services, mindfulness meditation, and after-hours care. They serve currently enrolled students (with subsidized fee rate) and the larger community.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness is a department in Student Life. We work with students to support their academic careers by building relationships and plans for success. Health & Wellness also works with faculty and staff as well as families developing individualized care plans and intervention strategies for students who may be struggling for a variety of reasons. In addition to offering general support for students, the following programs and services are available through Health and Wellness: The Suicide Intervention Program, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Harassment Intervention and Education, and Alcohol and other Drugs Education. Health & Wellness is a free service and works with all UW students. We are located in Elm Hall on West Campus. We are open five days a week during normal business hours.
- The Student Care Program – firstname.lastname@example.org – 206.543.6085
- The Suicide Intervention Program – email@example.com – 206.543.3426
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Education – firstname.lastname@example.org – 206.543.7259
R U OK
If you or a friend are experiencing stress or think there may be another mental health concern, R U OK provides helpful tips on these situations. Whether you want to know what kind of situations can cause stress, how stress can affect people differently or tips on how to talk to a friend who’s experiencing stress, R U OK has information on all these areas and links to helpful resources on campus. R U OK also lets you know who you should contact depending on the type of situation you or a friend is going through.
The Crisis Clinic
- Information/Referrals: 206.461.3200
- Outside Seattle: 1.800.621.INFO
- Emotional Crisis: 206.461.3222
- Outside Seattle: 1.800.244.5767
The Crisis Clinic provides 24 hour emergency assistance over the telephone for persons in emotional crisis-or any overwhelming distress, threats of violence, thoughts of suicide, or family troubles. They also provide a community information line and referral service.
The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students. There is no charge for most of our services. To schedule an initial appointment, please call the Counseling Center at 206.543.1240 or stop by the Center at 401 Schmitz Hall.
Office of Minority Affairs
The Office of Minority Affairs offers multi-ethnic counselors providing academic and career counseling, as well as, self-assessment tests. OMAD ACS is dedicated to supporting academic excellence and undergraduate student achievement at the UW. OMAD ACS offers one-to-one advising and assistance to UW students, particularly students from low-income families, students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college, and under-represented minority students.