BE MENTALLY HEALTHY
Good mental health allows you to enjoy the highs and navigate the lows of everyday life.
There are times, though, when you could feel “off.” Thoughts, behaviors and/or social interactions change dramatically. You may even feel isolated. During these times, understand that you are not alone. Your Highlander family is here to listen, support and get you moving forward once again.
What Being Mentally Healthy Feels Like:
- A sense of belonging and support
- Generally positive attitude and outlook
- Stress feels motivating versus overwhelming
- Thoughts, behavior and interactions feel natural to you
- The ability to bounce back or be resilient on those not so positive days
How You Can Feel Mentally Healthy
- Ask for help in areas where you are struggling.
- Connect with others and build new relationships.
- Contribute to your community by volunteering for a good cause.
- Get plenty of sleep and downtime to stay rested and refreshed.
- Make time for activities, hobbies and projects you enjoy.
- Practice mindfulness to be in the moment.
- Take care of yourself by being active and eating well.
- Visit the Self-Care page for more resources.
- Visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for individual, couples and group therapy, as well as psychological assessments, crisis intervention and more.
- Schedule an appointment at Student Health Services for your general healthcare needs and Psychiatry services.
- Consult with Student Disability Resource Center if you think you may need accommodations and have a qualifying diagnosis.
- Connect with The WELL for mental wellness programming.
- Change the conversation about mental health as an Active Minds Peer Mentor.
- Discover the study of happiness from UCR Professor Sonia Lyubomirsky.
- Release endorphins, those “feel good” chemicals in the brain that lifts spirits and energizes mood. Take a class or join a team sport at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Download the app Apple or Android app.