Panorama of forest

Panorama of the UConn Forest (Photo: Uzay Sezen)

Mental Health

Student Health and Wellness -Mental Health (SHaW) offers multiple types of support for Mental Health.  If you feel that you would like to talk to a mental health provider, please contact them at at Mental Health.  Staff and therapists at SHaW offer a holistic and collaborative model of care, recognizing the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature.


Meredith, G. R., D. A. Rakow, E. R. B. Eldermire, C. G. Madsen, S. P. Shelley, and N. A. Sachs. 2019. Minimum time dose in nature to positively impact the mental health of college-aged students, and how to measure It: A scoping review. Frontiers in Psycholology 10: 2942. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02942

Rakow, D. A., and G. T. Eells. 2019. NatureRx: Improving College-Student Mental Health. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.

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