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.

National Anxiety and Depression Week

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” –Corrie Ten Boom

Many individuals struggle with anxiety and depression. Know that you are not alone and that help is available to you if you need it.

Graduation

Congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck during the next chapter of your life. Remember that even as VT alumni, we can be Better Together.

Photo to the right by Chris Tieu

Well-being Quote

Quote of the day.

“Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment. ” -Martin Seligman

#VTBetterTogether

Mental Health Tip

 

Listen to music.

Music affects our emotions and can be extremely helpful in extremely stressful situations. Soothing music can slow heart rate and lower blood pressure to distract us from our worries. #VTBetterTogether