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Wellness and Mental Health: Using this Guide

Resources that support students' mental health and well-being.

How to Use this Guide

How to Use this Guide

Stress and pressure are two common traits that students feel as they go through college.  According to a 2020 study, 40% of college students have depression, 34% report having anxiety, and 13% say that they have seriously thought of suicide in the past year.  The pandemic played a part but not totally.*

This guide is designed to steer students to resources, study tips and services on wellness and maintaining sound mental health.  From books (physical and digital), articles to websites, students can browse and find what they need.  If you need more information on finding resources, contact a librarian at

*Source:  Harvard Graduate School of Education, November 4, 2021.


What is wellness?

"The quality of state of being mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually healthy, especially as a result of deliberate effort, through having a proper diet, taking appropriate exercise, and avoiding unnecessary risks.  Wellness is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

 - Kent, M. (2016). Wellness. In Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise. Oxford University Press.

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