Mental Health Awareness Month Is for Everyone
May 11, 2023
Dear Drexel Students, Faculty and Professional Staff,
This May, the flowers are blooming, and there’s beauty all around, but, as we finally emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and final exams approach, not all of us may be feeling it. And that’s ok.
May is Mental Health Awareness month. At Drexel, we know how important mental health and wellbeing are to success in both our professional and personal lives, and we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of caring and belonging. We have a variety of resources that everyone can access either online or in person, ranging from individual counseling and group sessions to activities that promote self-care.
Drexel offers a range of services for undergraduate students from counseling and wellness workshops to referral services through Drexel’s Counseling Center. Students who would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist can email email@example.com or call 215.895.1415 (after-hours crisis line: 215.416.3337). Same-day appointments are available on weekdays.
Preparing for exams or just wanting additional support for your studies? The professional staff, peer tutors and faculty members are here for you! Students can access resources to help them thrive through the new Academic Resource Center. And, it is a great place to study independently or with others!
If you’re not sure whether your current concerns warrant counseling, you can access an anonymous screening tool at CCAPS-Screen. For a comprehensive list of resources, visit the Counseling and Health website.
New on the Human Resources website for all employees and graduate students is a comprehensive list of mental health supports including:
- counseling and therapy;
- workshops, webinars and tip sheets;
- mindfulness and yoga;
- social and peer support for faculty and professional staff to connect with one another and support each other as a community; and
- support for family members.
Additional resources for faculty are located on the Faculty Advancement Website, including tips for assisting a colleague or student in distress.
The stresses of deadlines, exams, financial concerns and relationships affect us all, and the personal encouragement and support we offer each other can make a big difference to our collective mental health. A good way to start is by noticing how your classmates and co-workers are doing. If you see something amiss, ask them if everything’s okay and take time to listen.
We are a community that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Let’s remember to take care of ourselves and each other this month and throughout the year.
Marla J. Gold, MDChief Wellness Officer
Kim GholstonVice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Paul JensenExecutive Vice PresidentNina Henderson Provost
Subir SahuSenior Vice President for Student Success
Megan WeylerSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer