Psychological Health

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services provides services to students with documented disabilities to ensure that all University activities and programs are accessible. The office also promotes the development of student self-reliance and the personal independence necessary to succeed in a university climate. We seek to create a comprehensively accessible environment where students are viewed on a basis of ability, not disability.

How To Access:

To contact Student Accessibility Services, please email becky.michaud@unh.edu.

Mindfulness in Education

Social, Emotional and Mindful Learning (SEML) helps children and youth understand and manage emotions, establish positive relationships and demonstrate empathy for others. SEML fosters positive youth development through integrating both social-emotional learning and mindfulness education. This includes both increased awareness and skill development that can greatly assist young people in responding to stress and trauma, developing resiliency and finding success in personal and social actions.

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Resilience - The Movie

UNH Extension has copy of Resilience for loan. The award winning documentary can be used to educate individuals or communities about the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The film reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.

Outreach Services

PACS provides a range of interactive workshops and other educational programming. The goal of these services are twofold: Prevention and Education. Through these services, PACS seeks to disseminate knowledge and promote mental health and overall wellness.

9 to 90 Documentary

The Center on Aging and Community Living  has a lending library which includes the film 9 to 90, which is a documentary about family caregiving. It can be utilized as a tool to help facilitate conversations with loved ones about aging with dignity in the modern age. 

UNH Caregiver Group

This is a monthly group of UNH staff and faculty to support one another around caregiver issues. Center on Aging and Community Living  organizes the meetings and some educational/resource opportunities for members.

Psychiatric Services

Contact:  Psychological and Counseling Services

Psychiatric services at PACS are provided by a consulting psychiatrist. A PACS clinician may make a referral to the psychiatrist when it is believed that medication could be beneficial in addition to counseling. If appropriate, the psychiatrist can prescribe and monitor the use of psychotropic medications for students currently receiving counseling services at PACS.

Sleep Management Skills

Wellness educators/counselors are available to discuss sleep and stress management. Education, the resource library, and online resources also available. Education/information services are free to the UNH Community. Counseling is also available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional cost.

Light Therapy

Light therapy is one form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Sitting in front of a light box is just one way to cope. Most studies show that about 75% of individuals who experience with SAD feel improvement when using light therapy within a couple days to a few weeks.