Counseling Services News
A little SPARC goes a long way: Suicide Prevention Month goes virtual during pandemic
The month of September was National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and UW-Eau Claire students and staff developed many creative ways to extend their outreach to students in need during this socially distant time.
Peer-to-peer outreach programs help Blugolds address mental health
UW-Eau Claire's SPARC program is a multifaceted initiative involving mental health outreach, programming, training, academics, research and policy/protocol development. Peer-to-peer education is a big part of the outreach.
Biology grad heading to Mayo Clinic to pursue career in medicine and research
After watching her father struggle with pain from tick-borne illnesses, Muriel Metko knew she wanted a career in medicine. Her time as a Blugold convinced her to also pursue a Ph.D. so she can practice medicine and engage in research.
Getting back on track: Kyler Lueck
Kyler Lueck won a national championship in track this spring after taking the fall semester off to focus on his mental health. The elite athlete hopes that by sharing his story, he will inspire others to tend to their own mental health.
Blugold Spotlight features Dr. Stacey Jackson
Incorporating a cultural lens on people's understanding of psychology is at the forefront of Dr. Stacey Jackson's teaching and research.
Riley McGrath named director of UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services
Dr. Riley McGrath has been named director of Counseling Services at UW-Eau Claire following a national search.
Researchers work to reduce the risk of suicide among college students
What specific behaviors or psychological features exist or change over time that make some — but not all — of the young adults who self-injure move toward suicidal thoughts or behaviors? That’s the question a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of psychology and a student team hope to answer through a new three-year research project.
Two Guys and a Bridge: A Story of Hope
A retired police officer who worked to save lives, and a man he saved years ago, tell a story of hope. "Two Guys and a Bridge," which will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Auditorium, is the story of how two strangers connected in a time of crisis to save a life.