Mental Well-Being: "What can I do?"

Be mindful of your needs and care.

  • Take care of YOU by integrating self-care into daily routines in regards to the following areas:    
    • Sleeping 7-9 hours each night
    • Eating a balanced diet
    • Moving in ways that bring you joy. Physical activity can look different for each person!
    • “You” time—Schedule out some time during your day or week just for you.
  • Understand and manage stress
    • Taking regular time out of your day or week to reflect on your values, goals, emotions and behaviors.
      • Use this information to live in line with your values, plan to reach your goals, know yourself a little better and adjust behaviors as you see fit.
  • Build up your resilience
  • Surround yourself with people who support you

Be an agent of change.

  • Educate yourself about mental health. Learn about what to look for and how you can help a friend.
  • Speak openly about mental health to help reduce stigma.
  • Think critically about media representations of mental health.

Find accurate and comprehensive information…

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Mental Health Alliance (NAMI)

The JED Foundation

ULifeline: Your online resource for college mental health

American Psychological Association (APA)

Healthy Minds Network FAQs: College Student Mental Health


Resources for Faculty, Instructors, and Staff

Student Safety Nest: Faculty and Staff Guide for Supporting Student Well-Being


Resources for parents and families

Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health

Set to Go, A JED Foundation Program

For friends and family members (


Not feeling mentally well? Take this screening assessment.

Thinking about seeking help? There are resources on campus and in the community.

If you need help for a mental health emergency, contact TUPD (215-204-1234 or 911) or Tuttleman Counseling Services.