UNL focuses on student mental health for Give to Lincoln Day May 26

Students meet with a counselor-in-residence at a UNL residence hall.

The need for mental health support has never been greater on college campuses. This year’s Give to Lincoln Day on May 26 provides an opportunity to help campus programs that support University of Nebraska‒Lincoln students.

One of those programs is Counselors-in-Residence, which offers trained mental health professionals available to meet anytime with students living within the residence halls.

“I had never done any sort of therapy or counseling before, and I found that it was best for me to have an unbiased person to talk to and validate my feelings,” said one Husker student who’s grateful for the opportunity to team up with a counselor.

Other related programs help students manage stress and resiliency, offer suicide prevention training, address substance use disorders, and encourage help-seeking behaviors to improve mental health.

Give to Lincoln Day on May 26 is an annual giving opportunity that encourages people to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations. Once again, the day comes at an especially crucial time as the university supports students affected by the pandemic or other factors that can bring about stress, anxiety and depression.

In partnership with the University of Nebraska Foundation, those who wish to support the mental health of students can make a gift for the UNL Student Care and Well-Being Fund. This fund is available year-round to support university programs related to the mental health resources available to Husker students.

Gifts may be made online anytime between now and May 26 at givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/university-of-nebraska-foundation.

Every contribution during this event also increases the opportunity that the UNL Student Care and Well-Being Fund will receive a portion of $500,000 in matching dollars made available by the event’s sponsors and benefactors.

Give to Lincoln Day overview

Give to Lincoln Day is a giving day event that encourages people to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations between May 1 and May 26. The Lincoln Community Foundation coordinates Give to Lincoln Day in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

The purpose of Give to Lincoln Day is to promote philanthropy in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

More information is at givetolincoln.com.

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