The Importance of Mental Health

We have shared a lot this month about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself.


  • It’s important to check in with yourself.
  • It’s important to take breaks.
  • It’s important to recognize signs of burnout.
  • It’s okay to ask for help.
  • You are not alone.

Current doctoral student and College of Public Health alumna Sachi Verma, MPH’17 shares her mental health story today. In under two minutes, Sachi talks about her journey taking care of her mental health, why it is important, and how students and alumni can get help. We are so appreciative of Sachi sharing her story

If you need help, please see the below resources.

Internal Resources – for UNMC students, faculty & staff

Peers in Need of Support (PINS) program (Nebraska Medicine and UNMC only)

Arbor Family Counseling

House Officers Assistance Program

Student Counseling and Development Center

If you are not sure where to turn for help or what type of assistance is right for you, call our Behavioral Health Connection line at 1-402-836-9292 Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Our trained navigators will help connect you with the right resources

External Resources

Suicide Prevention Helpline

  • 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals
  • 1-800-273-8255

Please remember: It is OK to not be OK. It is OK ask for help.

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