Mental Health Services
The Student Health Center considers mental health services primary to our mission of helping support students to successfully complete their academic obligations. Studies suggest that during the college years, one in four students will be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or other serious mental health condition that can significantly impair their academic performance and well-being. Without appropriate evaluation, treatment and supportive care, remaining in school can be a challenge.
Primary care physicians at the clinic provide most of the mental health diagnosis and care, and contracted psychiatric consultants are available on a limited basis. We work closely with the WWU Counseling Center staff and private therapists in the community to ensure that our students utilize counseling therapy as well as medications as needed to manage their symptoms.
The clinic also refers students at risk to the WWU Suicide Prevention Team for ongoing monitoring to support them remaining in school as those students work with therapists and health care professionals.
Attentional disorder medication management is available for those students who have undergone previous evaluation and diagnosis with a qualified health care professional or psychologist.