UMatter is a comprehensive initiative that focuses on promoting positive mental health behaviors. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about emotional and physical self-care, and teach the necessary skills for students to make self-affirming choices in college, but also throughout their lifetime.
Each spoke of UMatter represents an aspect of well-being for students at Chico State. They attempt to raise awareness of campus resources so students can integrate healthy behaviors into their lives.
How was UMatter established?
UMatter is an initiative funded by a grant awarded to Chico State by the California Mental Health Services Administration. This start-up program is designed to eliminate negative stigmas and to promote healthy student interaction and positive mental health practices.
Want to get involved?
UMatter is a student-focused program designed to engage student-to-student conversation about mental health.
If you would like to take part in actively improving Chico State’s campus environment, please contact Devjani (Juni) Banerjee-Stevens at,
Concerned About a Friend?
UMatter is offering a free training to learn how to notice the potential warning signs in a friend.
Intern for UMatter!
Want to get involved? UMatter is looking for interns for the 2014-2015 school year! Click here for more details.