Wellness Corner: Tips for Summer 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

From Susan Rahauser, M.S., NCC, LPC, Director of Student Counseling Services 

Here are some ideas for continuing with your health and wellness over the summer:

If you are coping with stress and anxiety, the following resources may be helpful:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a trusted adult and/or utilize the following resources if you are struggling with a mental health crisis:

  • Call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters and infectious disease outbreaks. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. 
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • Call the Trevor Project Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386 or live chat at www.thetrevorproject.org, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13–24.
  • Text the Steve Fund: Text STEVE to 741741 to receive help if you are a young person of color in crisis or emotional distress.
  • Call 911 or access this list of International Emergency Numbers
  • Text the Crisis Text Line: Text Talk or HOME to 741741