Counseling Center News

What’s Your Big Idea?—Steve McAmis

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Steve McAmis, a sophomore studying psychology, has the big idea of de-stigmatizing mental illness. Through the help he’s received at UT’s Counseling Center, he’s learned that mental illness is something you have, not who you are.

Chamique Holdsclaw Visits Alma Mater to Talk Depression

Former Lady Vol basketball and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw will visit UT Knoxville, Wednesday, September 12, to talk about her bout with clinical depression and how she became a suicide survivor. She will speak at 2:00 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Inside Higher Ed: A Fee Not Worth the Cost?

This article from Inside Higher Ed looks at the trends surrounding university counseling centers charging students for counseling sessions. The article cited data from the 2010 Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey, which was led by Victor Barr, director of counseling and psychological services at UT Knoxville.

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Survivor to Visit UT Knoxville

Kevin Hines attempted suicide in 2000 by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He is among the less than 2 percent of jumpers who have survived the 220-foot fall into the San Francisco Bay. Hines will share his story of survival with the UT Knoxville campus at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.