Many students report increased exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and depression. For athletes, it’s common to focus mostly on physical health. It’s vital to prioritize mental well-being too.
Here are some tips to train your mental well-being:
- Build a self-care toolbox. Explore apps that can benefit anyone — as self-guided self-care or complementary to clinical support. They’re not intended to replace treatment or advice, but they can help you build resilience, set goals, and take meaningful steps. Find more information about on self-care on the Counseling Services website.
- Strive for a well-balanced routine. Sleep, rest, and decreased screen time have all shown benefit in well-being.
- Exercise is medicine. Be active and PLAY. Exercise truly is medicine.
Know that it is OK to NOT be OK. University Counseling Services has resources to help.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and UHS is closed, you can reach the UHS mental health crisis line at 541-346-3227. To connect with the three-digit national crisis and suicide lifeline, call 988.