The office of student affairs seeks to build a vibrant college community that is healthy and supportive in all aspects of life. We care deeply about our students’ well-being and strive to offer the services needed to be successful.
We recognize that at times your academic and clinical training can be stressful. We also understand that extenuating life circumstances can add to the levels of stress experienced by our students.
Mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression, often impact students’ ability to perform at their best, and have adverse effects on well-being in general, as well as negatively affect memory and learning. The College strives to foster well-rounded, compassionate health care providers who flourish in all aspects of life.
There are two general rules of thumb when dealing with distress:
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help;
- Ask for help as soon as you feel the symptoms of distress.
Common symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and other common mental health illnesses, can be found here: Symptoms
You can take simple yet important steps towards improving your mental well-being. Often times, just talking with someone about issues that may be causing distress offers major relief.
Proven methods that you can implement to increase positive mental well-being include mindfulness and managing cognitive distortions. For more information on these methods, visit Cognitive Distortions (PDF)
Some students, however, may need more structured assistance.
We offer a host of services to help students who may be experiencing some kind of distress in their lives.