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In the Spotlight: Mental Health Resources at Stanford

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What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.


What does it mean to take care of your mental health?

When it comes to caring for your mental health, it is no different than caring for your physical health – getting regular sleep, staying active, routine check-ups with your doctor. Just like we know that taking care of our physical health is important to keep us healthy, it is also just as important to care for our mental health. Taking care of your mental health is about finding the tools, resources, and support needed to better equip you to navigate and overcome stressful or challenging situations. You do not need to have a mental health diagnosis to care for your mental health.

Check out the Mental Health Resources at Stanford website!

As you transition to life on the Farm, we encourage you to start prioritizing your mental health and well-being by familiarizing yourself with the many mental Health Resources at Stanford. 

The Mental Health Resources at Stanford website is your go-to guide for navigating the many mental health and well-being resources at Stanford. Whether you are seeking advice to establish your self-care routine, looking for ways to manage stress or mental health symptoms, tips to help a friend, someone supportive to talk to, or anything in between, remember you are not alone. This community of care is made up of professional staff, and your peers, who have experience managing their own mental health, and are dedicated to supporting your mental health and well-being.

We understand that finding and asking for help to support your mental health and well-being can initially feel overwhelming. For this reason, we have outlined the following sections and included guiding questions in each section to help you identify a resource that you most resonate with at that moment. 

  • Take Care of Yourself and Each Other. Start taking care of yourself and others this quarter using these resources.
  • Reach Out to Your Peers. These resources are a good first step in addressing your concerns.
  • Utilize Campus Resources. Resources to help you fill your toolbox with ways to promote your mental health and well-being. 
  • Seek Professional Help. Resources to support you when you begin to feel challenged or overwhelmed. 
  • Emergency Services and Non-Stanford Crisis Hotlines. Resources to support you or someone you care about during times of crisis.

Just like the seasons change, so will the support you may need. As you navigate life on the Farm, know that what you need may vary over time. These mental health resources are available to you throughout your time at Stanford, regardless of what point you are in your mental health and well-being journey.