Tag Archives: mental health

In Spite of Fear

I wrote someone a letter this morning and told them to be brave, but know that it is also okay to be afraid.  Later I  had several people ask me what I’m doing for spring break. I told them I was … Continue reading

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Who Will it be This Week?

In the world of university housing, nothing makes your heart beat faster (in a terrifying, serial killer is out to get you way) than the ring of the duty phone. Duty phone, on-call phone, portal to hell, whatever you call … Continue reading

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Panic Attacks and Understanding Your Symptoms

Nope, I’m not a doctor or psychologist.  But I know the pain and stress of anxiety attacks, have had a bit of training in how to deal with them and how to help others deal with them.  Problem is, too … Continue reading

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RA Training Outline: Confronting Threats of Self Harm in Residential Students

Preface: I’m going to start sharing Residence Life training resources here from time to time, especially in the summer when Student Affairs people are getting ready for August workshops. Why? Because we all have something to offer each other and … Continue reading

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It’s Always Been You: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide, Oh my!

It’s no news that mental health issues are skyrocketing, and people in higher education fields can hardly keep up with the number of students in crisis. Counseling staff, case workers, faculty, dean of students and housing staff are overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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