NACADA - Mental Health Wellness (What can advisors do? (learn basic coping…
NACADA - Mental Health Wellness
What can advisors do?
establish rapport with student services
off campus services
learn basic coping skills
summarizing what they said
identify students in distress
refer and followup
invite counseling and disability center
normalize it/break stigma
show students you're pro mental health
let students know you're a resource
What is mental health?
Why is it stimatized?
not often spoken about
especially amongst certain groups/enticities
viewed as weak
Why do College Students have it?
demands of college
parents expectations to succeed
What causes it?
life experiences and trauma
What are resources on campus?
Mentor - faculty/staff
Students come to us first
faculty and staff would come to us
help students = college graduation
sense of comfortabilty