Mental Health Tip

Give yourself a break.

If you’ve been working steadily for hours, give your eyes and mind a chance for a rest by taking a break. You can come back feeling more refreshed and ready to go. #VTBetterTogether

Mental Health Tip

Create a routine.

If you get yourself in the habit of creating a routine, such as, studying, working out, and sleeping, it will be easier to fit in all the things you need or want to do in a day without feeling too stressed out. #VTBetterTogether

Mental Health Tip

Having a roommate or roommates can be hard. Here are a few tips to make the time together better.

  • Communication is key when moving in with someone new; talk it out.
  •  Set boundaries and expectations.
  •  Share responsibilities and values.
  •  Become familiar with your roommate’s schedule.

Suicide Prevention Month

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. #VTBetterTogether

Mental Health Tip

Set goals.

The school year is approaching quickly. We challenge you to try goal setting whether it is based on satisfaction or incentives. You’ll be more motivated and positive if you give yourself goals to work towards throughout the school year.

Mental Health Tip

Try something new.

Pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones is actually good for us. Trying new things not only helps us to vanquish those fears, but it also allows us to expand our minds and learn—both about something new and ourselves.

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.