Jags Live Well initiative expands, introduces more mental health resources

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Jags Live Well, an initiative of the Dean of Students Office, has launched new mental health resources on its website.

Launched in December 2019 out of Student Wellness Programs, the Jags Live Well initiative serves to educate students on the importance of being healthy in every dimension of life. This includes fostering emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being.

Given the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the program is working to emphasize mental health resources as part of the University System of Georgia’s Mental Health Initiative.

“All dimensions of wellness are important, and our emotional wellbeing was especially challenged in 2020,” says Dr. Scott Wallace, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Augusta University. “That’s why we’re so excited to expand the Jags Live Well initiative, and use it as a platform to promote mental health — and the USG’s important initiative — during this time.”

New services available or soon to be available on the Jags Live Well website include a 24/7 after-hours support line (which can be reached at 833-910-3364), a comprehensive online wellness hub, and after-hours psychiatry prescribing services.

“These new services expand our ability to serve students during these challenging times by supplementing our existing Student Counseling and Psychological Services and psychiatry services offered through Student Health Services,” says Dr. Susan Davies, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs.

Questions about Jags Live Well or the USG’s Mental Health Initiative can be directed to deanofstudents@augusta.edu.

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Paige Fowler is the Communications Specialist for the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at pfowler@augusta.edu.

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