In this box, students can explore resources on distress, grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and depression. You can begin exploring by clicking on tabs to the right.
Students can also explore topics related to psychology and mental wellness in the following library databases. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.
Do you know the signs of distress? Have you noticed a friend who may have been feeling sad for a long time? A classmate who expressed to you that they cut or hurt their bodies on purpose? Maybe you’ve seen someone on campus that seems overly anxious or stressed. Would you feel comfortable with having a conversation with them about these issues? Engage in a 30-minute demo series of game-based exercises, including a role-play conversation using this online simulation. This simulation may help you help a friend in distress.
Try it now by clicking here Online Simulation At Risk For University and College Students
Life on Campus can be a bit overwhelming. Balancing school, work, and life can take a toll on one’s emotional state. If we are not careful to balance them well, it could lead to stress and anxiety. Stress can be good or bad. It can keep you focused and doing the best you can. But if you have too much stress, it can have a strong negative effect on your life.
Consider the following questions about stress to determine if there are a few things that you may need to scale back on.
What are some things in your life you find stressful?
Do you think stress and depression can cause college students (people) to drink or use drugs?
How can your friends and family help you when you are under a lot of stress?
How would you prioritize your responsibilities to decide what to cut back on?
A professor approaches you and ask to consider serving on a committee for a semester.You are unsure about what your schedule is going to look like. How do you handle this?
Consider these management tips for stress and anxiety:
Also, consider breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness exercises that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Below are some recommended e-Books from the Library. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.
“These three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In the second part of his report, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with debilitating illness, then learns more about student mental health challenges and solutions from Alfiee Breland-Noble of Georgetown University.”
“Students at MIT are now part of a project to give a face and voice to a growing crisis across U.S. campuses. When a computer science professor noticed more and more students were coming to discuss their mental health issues, he turned to photography to bring the stigmatized problem of depression into the open. Now that project is a book, “Portraits of Resilience.” Jeffrey Brown reports.”
In this box, students can explore e-books about ADHD and review videos by clicking on tabs to the right.
Below you will find a list of suggested e-books from the library. When prompted, your login will be your Atlas username and password.
Watch the following video which includes an explanations of the most common ADHD challenges.
Watch this TEDx Talk from Salif Mahamane, who "shares a current hypothesis about ADHD’s root and an alternative perspective – including several benefits of the condition – regarding how we engage with it in our schools, homes and selves."
You can access the article mentioned in this video's description by clicking on the link below.
If you feel that you are in distress and not sure where to get help
You are no longer able to balance academic and personal responsibilities
You have an unexpected health issue and need support
You have an unexpected financial crisis and you may lose housing or financial support
You want to become more involved or connected on campus
Watch the following video which includes "interracial couples, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo & Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban, sit down with Emmanuel Acho to have an uncomfortable conversation about interracial dating and the backlash that has come with it."
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