Editor's note: TMJ4 reported on colleges' growing mental health demands and how some Wisconsin schools, including Concordia, are taking innovative measures to address students' needs. The piece, by reporter Coreen Zell, originally aired Wednesday night. Click on the image below to see the full segment.

Amid rising demands for mental health services on college campuses nationwide, Concordia is leading the way in Wisconsin with an innovative stress-reduction resource for its students.

Thanks to a generous grant from The Charles E. Kubly Foundation, Concordia’s SMART Lab (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) is designed to provide high-quality stress management services for undergraduate students. The university is the first in Wisconsin and one of only a handful of colleges nationwide to have a lab of its kind.

Concordia held a soft launch of the new resource just before finals week. The Lab is expected to be fully operational and open to students starting in January.

Read more about Concordia’s SMART Lab here. Click on the image below to view the TMJ4 segment.


— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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