Mental Health Silos and the Return to College

Students searching for mental health and wellness resources on their campuses have been met with information silos long before Covid-19 became part of the national discussion. Now, with students returning to campus in the fall, students are looking at mental health resources for support even more than before. One of the primary obstacles confronting studentsContinue reading “Mental Health Silos and the Return to College”

Resilience Through Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are essential to the mission of the college and integral to the implementation of resilience programming. Remember to include them in your campus resilience efforts to ensure a robust launch of your project. There are several ways to do this. First, create a guide for them that answers basic questions such as: Why is theContinue reading “Resilience Through Faculty and Staff”

Donor Support for Student Mental Health

There are multiple ways to fund your campus Resiliency Project. The first is through philanthropic dollars. Many donors have a family member or acquaintance with a child who struggled to adjust to college. They understand that struggle is a universal experience. Being able to offer a devoted donor a way to help all of theContinue reading “Donor Support for Student Mental Health”

Funding for Resilience

Acquiring mental health program funding has always been a challenge for institutions of higher education. This is compounded by the naturally higher stakes nature of students entering higher education (Not sure what you mean here. I also don’t think it follows the first point. Maybe add why it’s hard to get funding and continue withContinue reading “Funding for Resilience”

Imposter Syndrome

Regardless of how hard they’ve worked to succeed academically, many students still experience Imposter Syndrome at college.  They feel as though they don’t belong at the institution, or that they are somehow frauds and less worthy than their peers to be part of the university. When we talked to students at FSU, we found manyContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”

Embracing Diversity

It is essential that Resiliency Projects reflect the diversity of the student body and address issues of concern to all student populations. At the very least, this means that Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) see themselves represented in the resources, photographs, and concerns detailed on the website. It also means that multi-media material shouldContinue reading “Embracing Diversity”

Student Ambassadors and Student Resilience

Working on the FSU Student Resilience project has been one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences I’ve had at FSU. I learned more about myself, other students, FSU, made connections and gained valuable skills. It is truly amazing to be part of such an excellent team that cares about our students’ well-being. One ofContinue reading “Student Ambassadors and Student Resilience”

A pioneer for catering to students’ mental health: FSU Resiliency Project toolkit to expand nationwide

Florida State University announced Thursday that it will make the homegrown Student Resiliency Project available across the country for other universities and programs to use, making the school a pioneer for catering to students’ mental health. Read more here!