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May is Mental Health Month

May 2024

May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month, dedicated to prioritizing our well-being and promoting open conversations about mental health. At the University of Connecticut, we recognize the importance of mental health and its impact on our personal and professional lives.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World.” In a world that is constantly evolving, it can be overwhelming to navigate the various challenges and changes happening around us.

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May 1 - May 31, 2024


Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental health condition this year? By joining the “Be Seen in Green” challenge during Mental Health Month this May, you’re not just wearing a color, you’re shining a light of hope and support on mental health for millions.

Aiming to educate Americans about mental health and mental health conditions, Mental Health Month was started in 1949 by Mental Health America. This tradition continues with a vibrant display of solidarity: wearing green to symbolize our collective commitment to mental well-being.


UConn Rec Center Employee Open House

Join UConn Recreation and Human Resources at the UConn Rec Center Employee Open House on Wednesday, May 8th.
Engage with UConn Rec Center & Human Resources while enjoying light snacks, an iced coffee bar, facility tours and a membership giveaway!

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: UConn Rec Center Husky Suite

Emotional Health

The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression
  • Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling
  • Communication Issues, Legal Questions

Fitness/Wellness/Work-Life Information

Connecticut Trail Finder

Mansfield Community Center

Mansfield Hiking Trails and Parks

UConn Cycles - Bike Sharing Program

UConn Recreation

On Demand Fitness Classes

UConn Live Virtual Fitness Classes

Live, virtual classes are available to all UConn employees. Click the picture above to view the programs, schedule and to register for a class using your NetID and password.

If you’re unable to attend a live, virtual class, on-demand classes are also available at the following link:

Walking Trails in Connecticut

Well-Being Events Archive

Health Information

UConn Be Well Newsletter

Student Health Services

UConn Speech & Hearing Clinic

Living Well, Eating Smart

Big Y's Wellness Team provides healthy nutrition and lifestyle information for a better you
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Credible Health Information
Eastern Highlights Health District

A non-profit organization preventing illness and promoting wellness from communities in Eastern Connecticut
American Diabetes Association

CVS Caremark
Medication planning in the event of an emergency
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years

American Lung Association

Well-Being Events Archive

Mental Health & Addiction Resources

Opioid Epidemic
April 1, 2019 - Governor Lamont Announces New Statewide Efforts to Confront Opioid Addiction and Save Lives.

“Our objective is to send a message of hope – that treatment options are available, and Connecticut cares about those suffering, their families, and the communities who are battling this epidemic,” DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon said. “We are working hard every day to ensure individuals have the support and care needed to overcome this deadly disease and to let them know that recovery is possible.”

The CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services LiveLOUD campaign offers support, encourages treatment and education on treatment options, directed to those who are actively using heroin or misusing prescription opioids, their families and communities. learn more...

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For 24/7, free, confidential support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Smoking Cessation Programs and Resources

Work/Life Events Archive