Taking care of yourself is critical. Elon offers many resources to support your well-being.
Maintain Activities That Help With Resiliency and Mental Health
- Learn about the Act-Belong-Commit Framework for a Mentally Healthy Elon.
- Reach out for emotional support using resources, such as Dean of Students/Student Care and Outreach and Counseling Services. The chaplains in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life are just a phone call away and are providing regular reflection on social media aimed at making meaning as an antidote to anxiety.
- Stay physically active (e.g., Connect with Campus Recreation & Wellness, take a walk outdoors, exercise, play music and dance). Try a mindfulness activity (meditation, deep breathing, yoga, coloring).
- Check in with your friends, classmates and peers. Reaching out can help both you and others feel more connected and enhance well-being.
- Find meaningful tasks (e.g., do a small project, start a journal, reconnect with an old friend, find a way to serve the community).
Build a Campus Network and Engage With Campus Life
Getting involved in student activities will help you become connected, develop a sense of “place,” make new friends and enjoy a variety of experiences.
- Visit Student Involvement’s Getting Involved page to learn why you should get involved, how to get involved and how much involvement is enough.
- Visit the Organization Directory on PhoenixCONNECT to learn about different student organizations
- Connect with a Student Involvement Ambassador who can help you get connected to the many opportunities and events in the Elon community. This team of student leaders assists students 1:1 in getting connected and involved on campus year-round!
- Utilize PhoenixCONNECT and the University Events Calendar to find events/activities that you can engage with and invite a friend to join you.
Recognize When You Might Be Struggling
- Readjusting to life in this stage of the pandemic may take some time and could be unsettling. Maintaining schedules and contact with family and friends is particularly helpful.
- As we all readjust to fully in-person classrooms, it remains very important to recognize if you are struggling in your classes, please utilize faculty office hours and the resources provided in the Koenigsberger Learning Center to support your learning.
- If you have concerns about a roommate, hallmate or friend who is not doing well, you may speak with your RA for guidance or review the resources from Student Care and Outreach in the Office of the Dean of Students and reach out if they can assist. Resources for sharing a concern or reporting an incident (including behavioral concerns or policy violations, as well as student care referrals) are available online here.
- If you encounter stressors specific to any aspect of your identity or situation, or are looking for a space to be in community with other students or staff, you may find it helpful to reach out to staff in one of Elon’s identity centers.
Counseling Services offers a wide variety of services to support student mental health and well-being:
- To reach the counselor on-call 24/7, call 336-278-2222; to schedule an appointment, call the office at 336-278-7280
- Let’s Talk is an outreach program that provides easy access to free, casual conversations with clinicians from Elon Counseling Services as a drop-in resource. No appointment necessary.
- Groups/Workshops: Group therapy is effective for many mental health concerns and is often the preferred method of treatment. Clients experiencing social anxiety, depression, general anxiety, relationship distress, questions about identity and other concerns find group therapy to be beneficial. Visit the website to learn more and enroll in a group or workshop.
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