Take Care of Your Mental Health
While you’re shaping up your checklists to prepare for Fall Semester, please don’t forget a critical item: take good care of your mental health and well-being.
Here’s a reminder about some of the many resources we have in place to support you in this process:
Heels Care Network
Visit care.unc.edu for:
- A searchable/filterable collection of mental health resources
- A calendar of health and wellness events across campus
- Links to 24/7 support
- Training opportunities such as Mental Health First Aid
- Suicide prevention resources
- A live peer support chat
- A care referral form for anyone to report concerns for a student
Also, check out our anonymous mental health screening tool. Brief screenings are a quick way to gauge whether you or someone you care about may want to connect with a health professional for a conversation. Screenings are available to address concerns about drinking, drug use, eating habits, mood swings, anxiety and more — and they can help you identify possible stressors or issues before they become too big to tackle!
New content is added each week, so bookmark the site and come back often!
Carolina continues to offer dedicated days throughout the year to encourage students to stop and focus on well-being. This fall, our Well-Being Days are:
- Tuesday, Sept. 5
- Monday, Sept. 25
Check out our Healthy Heels suggestions for ways to take a mental health break and spend your Well-Being Days.
Carolina Mental Health Seminars
This semester we’ll continue our series of Zoom-based Mental Health Seminars, presented by Carolina experts. Check out the Heels Care Network website for this semester's Seminar speakers and topics.
Two final important tips:
- Follow @UNCHealthyHeels on social media to get regular health updates and ideas
- Reach out for help any time from CAPS, the Dean of Students team, Student Wellness, Campus Health, or any of the resources on the Heels Care Network
We all have a role to play in helping our community be healthy and well. Take good care of yourself and each other — and grow our culture of compassion and care at Carolina.