Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. We are here to help Carnegie Mellon students, staff, and faculty get and stay healthy. We do this through individual clinical services, health education programs, and campus initiatives.
Mental Health First Aid USA
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing to teach how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to appropriate resources. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of many mental illnesses.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Upcoming Trainings are presented in conjunction with CMU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS):
Friday, March 17
Wednesday, April 19
CaPS offers MH@CMU trainings, which can be tailored by content and timeframe. The goals of the training include: increase mental health literacy, learn about issues of mental health in our campus community, learn how to identify and help someone in distress, and increase awareness of resources in our community. If you are interested in learning more about MH@CMU, contact email@example.com
Individual Clinic Services
- Alcohol/Other Drug Assessment and Referral
- Quit Smoking Support
- Stress Management Consultations
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening
- Sleep Health Assessment
Health Education Programs
Community Health Assessment: Healthy U
Every few years, UHS implements a comprehensive student health survey that helps us collect data on Carnegie Mellon student health trends, behaviors and needs. Self-report surveys are an important tool in community health assessment, that provide community members the opportunity to share what their health needs are. UHS partners with Institutional Research & Analysis and other campus partners to to administer the Healthy U Student Wellness Project.