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The Counseling Center at Penn State DuBois offers a variety of wellness programs on campus throughout the year. Below are some resources that provide support as well as work toward the promotion of healthy living:
Mental Wealth Recovery Community: ongoing support for individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addition or past mental health treatment.
Coffee Talk: social hour for students to start their day with good conversation and free beverage!
Mocktail Hour: similar to coffee talk for those that struggle with mornings.
Art Therapy: learn to manage distressing emotions through art.
Transcending Meditation: practice mediation in a variety of ways including guided imagery, mindfulness, and through singing bowls. Benches and mats provided.
Counseling and Health Services, Disability Resources, and other members of the campus join together to provide educational and wellness programs on campus including information relating to health, drugs, weight control, stress, smoking, mental health, family planning, contraception, sexually transmitted
diseases, and health counseling.
Certified Peer Educators
The Counseling Center and HDFS Faculty co-advise this student campus mentoring organization. CPE's are trained student volunteers that promote awareness, advocating health related issues, and mentoring to their peers about drugs, alcohol, sex and other wellness concerns. To contact a CPE or for more information in becoming one, please visit the Student Affairs Suite.
Penn State Wellness Resources
Virtual Wellness and Stress Management Programming: available through the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at University Park: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/healthy-living/hpw-events-programs
Ginger - free online Wellness and Mental Health resource - https://www.ginger.com/roots
MINDFULNESS RESOURCES - https://sites.psu.edu/healthypennstate/mindfulness/
MINDFUL MAKING SELF-CARE TOOL KIT - https://sites.psu.edu/mindfulmaking/
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT - https://engagementapp.psu.edu
WELLNESS RESOURCES -
YOGA AND MEDITATION recorded sessions - https://sites.psu.edu/healthypennstate/mindfulness/yoga-and-meditation-recorded-sessions/
Penn State has partnered with WellTrack, an on-line therapy platform for stress, anxiety and depression and can be used as a self-help tool or in conjunction with therapy. WellTrack is HIPAA compliant, easy to navigate, mobile friendly, and has a companion app “MoodCheck.” WellTrack is free to all students!
Download on the App Store or Get It on Google Play using your @psu.edu email to register.
Stand for State
Stand for State is Penn State’s bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. Our goal is to create a campus community where everyone plays a role in watching out for each other because everyone deserves to be safe.
Take Action with the 3Ds:
- Direct: Directly interact with the people involved in the situation, and express that you are concerned.
- Distract: Distract the people involved by diverting their attention to something else and use the distraction to covertly defuse the situation.
- Delegate: Delegate your responsibility to intervene in a concerning situation by notifying someone who is better equipped to handle that particular situation. If you ever feel unsafe, always delegate.
For more information on how to Stand for State, call the PSU DuBois program contact:
Coordinator of Health Services Nurse,
Student Programs & Services Instructor in CPR,
Health and Human Development
15 Hiller Building
Online Wellness Resources
Advocacy group for young adult mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Half of Us www.halfofus.com
In conjunction with MTVU and The Jed Foundation, Half of Us works to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Try Headspace to learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with the free Basics pack.
Downloadable app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety
National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org
Advocacy group, representing people affected by mental illness in the United States
Online resource for college mental health
Online prevention program aimed at reducing the risk of substance abuse and sexual violence among college students.
A 24/7 online helpline where men who have been sexually assaulted as children or adults and the people who care about them can chat one-on-one with a trained advocate. There are also free and confidential weekly online support groups for men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault.
Campus Drug Prevention https://www.campusdrugprevention.gov/
Through the DEA, provides resources to prevent drug abuse among college students.