Mental Well-Being: "What is the WRC doing?"

Campus community trainings
The Wellness Resource Center wants to equip all members of the campus community with accurate information about mental well-being.  There is a comprehensive range of programming available.  Review our HEART Peer webpage [URL] for information about programming or to request a program today!

  • Peer-Facilitated Programs  Student organizations, instructors, athletic teams, and other groups can request a program facilitated by the WRC's HEART Peer Educators 
    • Owl About Stress –  Stress isn’t all bad! Some stress provides opportunities for growth and learning. This program empowers students to reframe how they think about stress by learning how stress affects the mind and body and exploring strategies to find balance and practice self-care.
    • Owls Stop Stigma – This program explores origins of mental health stigma, how students can identify and support friends who may be struggling, and how each individual can be an agent of change in reducing stigma.
       
  • Staff-Facilitated Programs
    • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): A Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training  This is an evidence-based suicide prevention gatekeeper training designed to provide participants with knowledge about suicide and confidence in basic skills to help someone in crisis.
      • Versions for students and faculty / staff are available.
    • Change Talk: Brief Motivational Interviewing for Effective Conversations  Faculty and staff may encounter challenging conversations, with students and colleagues alike. Brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) is an evidence-based conversation style for having empathic, effective conversations about difficult topics and behaviors. The training will cover the basics of behavior change, foundational principles of BMI, and practice of core communication skills.

Awareness-raising events

  • Wellness Week and Self-Care Fair  Every semester, the WRC hosts a curated week of programs, events, and content to support student well-being.  The week always includes our signature event, the Self-Care Fair!  This event features 15+ campus resources, therapy dogs, and other activities to help students de-stress.
  • September is Suicide Prevention Month  The WRC will offer programming throughout the month for members of the campus community to learn more about preventing suicide and providing support to those who might be struggling.
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week – Each year, the WRC hosts an event to further dialogue, correct myths, and raise awareness about eating disorders, body image, and self-acceptance.

Thinking about seeking 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] (DBHIDS).

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