Mental Well-Being: "What can I do?"
There are many options for supporting our individual mental well-being needs.
- Take care of YOU by integrating self-care into daily routines in regards to the following areas:
- Sleep - Try to get a full night's sleep (7-9 hours) consistently throughout the week
- Food - Eat a variety of foods that can help you feel energized
- Movement - Move your body in ways that you're able to and focus on activities that you enjoy
- “You” time - Make time to do things that help you feel like yourself.
- Understand and manage stress [URL]
- Reflect on your values, goals, emotions and behaviors. Use this information to make choices that align with what's important to you.
- Build skills for time management and explore relaxation techniques that help deal with difficult emotions.
- Cultivate self-compassion [URL]
- Connect with people you care about on a regular basis
Be an agent of change.
- Educate yourself about mental health [URL]. Learn about what to look for [URL] and how you can help a friend [URL].
- Openly discuss mental health and wellness to help reduce stigma.
- Think critically about media representations of mental health [URL].
Find accurate and comprehensive information…
Resources for Faculty, Instructors, and Staff
Student Safety Nest [URL]: Faculty and Staff Guide for Supporting Student Well-Being
Explore the WRC's professional development opportunities [URL]!
Resources for parents and families
Set to Go [URL] [URL]: A JED Foundation Program
MentalHealth.gov [URL]: For friends and family members
Thinking about getting help? Visit Tuttleman Counseling Services [URL] for on-campus support or seek guidance in the community from the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services [URL].
If you need help for a mental health emergency, contact TUPD (215-204-1234 or 911) or Tuttleman Counseling Services [URL].