Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.
How to take care of your Mental Health
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Write down 3 things you’re grateful for each day to positively change your brain
- Journal, read or engage in activities you enjoy.
- Try Seated Yoga with Catie, Restorative Yoga with Catie, and Power Yoga with Delaney,
- Use the Calm App’s COVID-19 specific breathing exercises available here
- Take a break from social media
- Set boundaries
- Read this article by AFSP for dealing with uncertainty
- Visit The Counseling Center: COVID-19 and Your Mental Health to learn more about resources to help you while in distress.
- The Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Anna M. Grove Student Health Center. It’s open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. All services will be operated via Telemental Health for the 2021 spring semester. You can reach them at 336-334-5874, this number is also available for after hours urgent care.
- Campus Police 336-334-4444 (with any emergencies, 24/7)
- Student Health Services 336-334-5430
- Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC) 336-334-9839
- Guilford County Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center: 931 Third Street, Greensboro, NC, (336) 890-2700
- Wesley Long Hospital/Emergency Department: 501 N. Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC (336) 832-1000(24 hr)
- Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center: 700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC, (336) 832-9700 (24 hr)
- Wesley Long Hospital ER: 501 Elam Ave, Greensboro, NC, (336) 832-0212
- NC Therapeutic Alternatives Mobile Crisis Management: 1-877-626-1772(24 hr)
CDC Mental Health resource:
- Learn about mental health: https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.htm
- Connectedness Can Protect Students From Poor Mental Health Outcomes: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/mental-health/
Mental Health & Self Care resources:
Active Minds resources:
- Recognize the Signs and Symptoms: https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/signs-and-symptoms/
- Offering Help: https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/be-there/
- Self-Care: https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/self-care/
Mental Health America resources:
- Learn more about mental health conditions: https://www.mhanational.org/conditions/view-all
- Managing a Mental Health Condition in College: https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults/Managing-a-Mental-Health-Condition-in-College