Mental Health Resources for UConn Student Veterans
Hello and Welcome to our UConn Student Veterans! Whether you decide to come to CMHS for services or not, CMHS strives to be responsive to our Student Veterans by making information available to you that is specific to your concerns not only as a Veteran, but also as a student here at UConn. Check out the information below:
- Wounded Warrior Project
WWP purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the publicís aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet your needs! WWP desires to foster the most successful well-adjusted generation of wounded warriorís in our nationís history!
AHEAD provides helpful info specifically for Student Veterans with Disabilities. And though it is professional journal-type info, you may find it particular helpful to you. Give it a read!
- The VA
The VA, of course, has developed an entire website especially for You the Student Veteran. It is chock full of very helpful information, resources, links, and other good info designed for you and your ongoing life as a student after your active time as a soldier.
Like any other institution, military, or otherwise UConn is full of hurdles, red tape and forms. How could it not be? In a typical way though, UConn has also put this site together to help you best navigate the intricacies of being a UConn student especially as a Student Veteran.
- Half of Us Project
The "Half of Us Project" shares students who served in the Iraq War and who speak out about the emotional challenges of adjusting to life back at home and the importance of finding support.
- After Deployment
The wisdom of keeping life in balance may not be obvious until you are under unusual stress, feel overwhelmed with life's demands, or you become ill. This health and wellness program is designed to provide the tools to help balance the competing demands of work, family and leisure. Take an assessment to get feedback on how you are doing or jump into the workshops to learn about balance in your life. Check out the videos of others who are dealing with conflicting demands, and explore the e-library for in-depth information.
- UConn OASIS
OASIS serves all current student veterans at the university. The purpose of OASIS is to provide a meeting place for veterans to organize, as well as simply a place for vets to take a break from classes. OASIS is a place to meet other vets, socialize, network, and grow accustomed to university life.
- Student Veterans of America
Today's veterans face tremendous obstacles in their path of obtaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to a lack of understanding by university faculty and peers. When coupled with visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree seems to be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) can help make that goal a reality.
- HUSKY Veterans
Veterans Resources provide support for returning armed forces personnel as they adjust to the academic and social terrain at the University of Connecticut. We assist student veterans in accessing services on campus and in the surrounding community. The University of Connecticut is an institution that enhances its support towards and celebration of its student veteran population.