This week’s “UVA Weekly” episode focused on mental health, as COVID-19 protocols have added another layer of worry and isolation to the stress many students already experience.
University of Virginia President Jim Ryan opened the video with a word of thanks and support before reviewing current information about COVID-19 on Grounds. A short video also gave more details on the saliva testing program UVA is beginning this week, which will offer more rapid screening options for students.
Then, student co-host Davion Zeno discussed some mental health strategies that have been helpful for him, while fourth-year student Naeha Ganesan checked in with some of her classmates. Nicole Ruzek, the director of Counseling and Psychological Services, also walked viewers through some of the mental health resources available to students.