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.

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

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.

Grief Support

Education, a Resource Library, and online resources are available to students experiencing grief and loss.


How To Access:


Use the Resource Library, or if you would like to speak with someone about struggles with grief and emotional wellness,  please call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.


 

Gambling Cessation

Wellness educators/counselors are available to provide counseling and resources to students who are concerned about their gambling, and is free for students who have paid the health fee. There is a fee for students who have not paid the health fee.