Dedicated Steps for Suicide Prevention

As we reach the end of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to share some resources to help you learn more about mental health issues and think about ways you can support your own mental health and that of the people around you.

Focusing on wellness and self-care

Self-care is an important part of mental health maintenance. When you make it a priority to take care of yourself, you are better able to protect your own mental health and help others who may need support. Work to make time for yourself and incorporate healthy choices into your everyday life through food, drink, exercise, and sleep. View a list of helpful self-care practices provided by the National Institute of Mental Health to see what you can add to your daily routine.

Becoming involved

Surround yourself with others and maintain a supportive network. As stated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a sense of community and belonging is vital for your mental health. Look to your local communities for opportunities to connect with others sharing your values and beliefs. World Campus students can also join a variety of clubs, organizations, and affinity groups that put them in touch with peers of similar identities and interests.

Seeking help when needed 

It’s okay to ask for help (or to ask someone else if they need help). Seeking help for a mental health concern isn’t a sign of weakness or something you should be embarrassed about. It’s important to protect your mental health just as you would your physical well-being.

We cannot list all the helpful efforts that support mental health causes because there are so many, but you could explore them using links found throughout this and other related blog posts, or with the help of a World Campus case manager. Case Management Services focuses on whole-health wellness by conducting assessments and producing clear next steps and actions with the goal to enact better outcomes. They are there as a resource to students that can help them get connected to needed support. 

Resources for World Campus Students

Other Helpful Resources

  • What Is Mental Health? — this guide from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services lists some early warning signs that may indicate a possible mental health issue 
  • Mental Health Topics — a round-up of resources and information on a variety of mental health topics from the National Institute of Mental Health 

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