The pressures DePaul students are under in normal circumstances are significant. The added complexities of COVID-19, economic pressures and social unrest create an atmosphere in which mental health support is more essential than ever.
That is true for every college student. But the financial challenges faced by so many DePaul students introduces even more stress. The prospect of racking up student debt, even as career prospects seem to dim and family demands become more pressing, has brought many of them to the brink of dropping out.
Mental health and wellness are at the foundation of a student’s ability to focus, learn and engage. Your contribution to mental health and wellness at DePaul will ensure that online programs, personal outreach and health professionals remain at the ready to care for our students – resources that, at this crucial time, may have a lifelong effect.
Please consider a gift to the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, which will support students in critical ways, including:
Individual counseling sessions
Individual support and advocacy for substance use/misuse
Survivor support advocacy
Health education programming
Let us resolve to leave no student behind. Join us in supporting students’ futures. For their today, for our tomorrow, Now We Must.
Learn more about the campaign at give.depaul.edu/NowWeMust