Mental Health Tip

Spend time with friends.

There are few things that can cheer you up like being around the people you like most. Eat dinner with friends or just hang out and watch TV or take a walk to get away from the stress of work or personal stresses.

Well-being Quote

 

Quote of the day.

“Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.” Claudia Brind-Woody

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

 

July represents National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. This month we want to highlight the importance and need of equity in mental health care.

PTSD Awareness Day

 

“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.” – Dawn Serra

Mental Health Quote

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you; doesn’t mean you can, should or need to do it alone.” -Lisa Olivera 

Just a reminder that asking for or needing care is okay. #VTBetterTogether

Mental Health Tip

Allow time for Introspection.

Call this prayer, journaling, meditation, or chill time. Most of us do best when we spend some time by ourselves, offline, to breathe and think about the world that extends beyond our own bodies and needs. Giving our brains a rest will make our studying more effective too!

Pride Month

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.”-Jason Collins, first openly gay athlete in U.S. pro sports

We love you. We support you. We appreciate you. #PRIDEmonth #VTBetterTogether

Well-being Quote

Quote of the day.

“We need to inspire and give each other confidence so that the work we do will be fruitful for the well-being of the people and the stability and security of the country.” -Bhumibol Adulyadej

Mental Health Tip

Create good habits

Using this time to create good habits is an amazing mental health tip. In the same way that our mind has an affect on our body, our physical health affects our mental health. Our sleep, exercise, and nutrition can affect our mental state. Try getting to bed ten minutes early every night, taking a walk, participating in wellness activities for college students on your campus or another physical activity in your community, and practicing healthy eating. Creating good habits surrounding sleep, physical activity, and nutrition can contribute to good mental health and physical health during times of stress. A healthy diet and regular exercise can have a significant impact on you.