Today – 10/10/22 – is World Mental Health Day. There are so many issues that affect our mental health. Many members of campus are collaborating to address environmental and systemic issues that may affect our community’s well-being. One strategy is removing barriers to accessing supportive resources.
Remember there are places to get help if you or a friend need it. The Heels Care Network is your gateway to find that support and get connected.
UNC-Chapel Hill Resources: There are many supports for your mental health and wellbeing – from CAPS to peer support to spaces centering cultural needs or specific mental health issues. Visit the Mental Health Resource Hub to find a resource to support you. If the site feels overwhelming and you want help navigating campus resources, chat into the LSN Peer Support live chat.
Learn and Advocate: Tomorrow, you can join the Mental Health Seminar, and many organizations and trainings exist to learn about and advocate for mental health.
Set up Your Spaces for Mental Health Success: Often we have spaces where we have influence, whether that’s a student organization, workplace, or study group. Use your influence for good by offering structure, being flexible, creating a safe atmosphere, taking time for self-care, and advocating for systemic shifts in well-being.
We are in this together here at Carolina. Look out for each other, and do what you can to help address the well-being of all community members. Thank you for being a part of our community of care!