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Department Connections

Student Affairs Departments:

Counseling Center  (There are many resources on this website.)

Student Health Center 

Health Promotions Services (healthycats)


Student Organizations:

Association of School Psychology Students

Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success

Healthcare Leadership Coalition

NAMI Cats (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Organization of Student Social Workers

Phi Alpha National Honor Society

Psychology Association

To Write Love on Her Arms


Relevance to Academic Departments at Texas State University

Applied Arts

Aerospace Studies: Air Force suicide rate up 40% in 2012 

Agriculture: Gould Farm, oldest therapeutic farm in the country 

Criminal Justice: 3 times as many seriously mentally ill in jails than hospitals 

Family & Consumer Sciences: Nutrition and eating disorders

Military Science:  Military wives bare skin, souls, to fight PTSD 

Occupational, Workforce, & Leadership Studies: Mental illness and the workforce 

Social Work: The Social Worker’s Role in Major Mental Illness 

McCoy College of Business Administration

Accounting: Job opportunities in mental health fields

CIS & Quantitative Methods: Using technology to improve mental health

Finance & Economics: Economic aspects of the Mental Health System (World Health Organization)

Management: Mental illness is the top health-related reason for lost productivity at work

Marketing: Pharmaceutical marketing


College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction: Nearly 300,000 Texas children with serious mental health conditions 

Counseling, Leadership, Adult Ed & School Psychology:  National Association of School Psychologists

Health and Human Performance: 5 NFL Players with Mental Illness Who Went Public


Fine Arts and Communication

Art & Design: Using Artwork to Understand the Experience of Mental Illness 

Communication Studies:  Communicating with and about People with Mental Illness 

Journalism and Mass Communication: The Media and Mental Illness 

Music: Mental Health Link to Jazz Greats

Theatre and Dance: Next to Normal 


Health Professions

Clinical Laboratory Science: Genetic Studies

Communication Disorders: Sometimes Comorbid with Mental Illness

Health Administration: Management of Treatment Centers

Health Information Management: Gun Background Checks? 

Physical Therapy: International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health

Radiation Therapy: Effects on Psychological Health 

Respiratory Care: Link Between Anxiety and Asthma 

St. David’s Nursing: Psychiatric Nursing 


Liberal Arts

Anthropology: The Role of Culture in Cross-Cultural Research on Illness 

English: Creative Writing Has Been My Salvation 

Geography: Geography, GIS, and Mental Health 

History: History of Mental Disorders (Wikipedia) 

International Studies:  WHO Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 

Modern Languages: Mental Health Interpreting 

Philosophy: Dialogue Series 

Political Science: Congress Approves Mental Health Bill 

Psychology: Many courses related to topic

Sociology: Sociology of Mental Health 


Science & Engineering

Biology: Understanding the biology of mental illness

Chemistry & Biochemistry: The biochemistry of disorders 

Computer Science: Cognitive engineering in mental health computing 

Engineering Technology: Using Technology

Ingram School of Engineering:  Students work on autism therapy device

Mathematics: Deficits in adolescents with bipolar disorder

Physics: Do you have to be nuts to be a genius?