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Mental Wellness Toolbox

Mental wellness encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Not taking care of our mental wellness or not managing mental health issues can cause great disruption in our life.  By adapting healthy mental wellness habits into your lifestyle and learning more about what you are experiencing, you can work toward improving your mental wellness. Although each college student's experience is unique, below are some common college student challenges.  

Click links for information and self-help tips


Anxiety Overview
What is anxiety 
Types of anxiety 
Tips to manage anxiety


Depression Overview 
Signs of Depression 
Types of Depression 
 Tips to Defeat Depression 

Eating/body image concerns

Signs and Symptoms  
Body Image Issues 
Unhealthy Eating Habits 
Eating Disorder Screen 


Overview of stress 
Tips to Manage Stress 

Relationship problems

Coping With A Break-Up 
Building Positive Relationships 
How to Better Connect with People


What is Trauma?  
Taking Care of Yourself and Others 
About PTSD  

Sleep problems

Importance of sleep
How to Improve Sleep 

Sexual abuse or assault 

Facts and Information
After an assault


Identity development and LGTBQ+

LGTBQ+ Issues 
The Trevor Project
Bisexual Resource Center

Substance use/dependence

Know the Facts: Alcohol and Drugs 
 What is an Addiction?
 Is my Drinking Problematic? 

Social Isolation/loneliness

      Connectedness/Healthy Relationships 
      Feeling Lonely

Suicidal thoughts

Understanding Suicidal Thoughts 
Help yourself
Help someone else 

If an emergency or crisis 


Other Well-being Resources 

Racial Trauma and Racial Injustice

         Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope

         Filling our Cups: 4 Ways People of Color can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing 

         Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress 

         Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma


The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Nature and Outdoors 

A Prescription for Nature 

PBS News Hour: Why Doctors Are Increasingly Prescribing Nature 


Play Is More Than Just Fun