Penn State Beaver students have the opportunity to engage with a variety of wellness programs on campus throughout the year. Below are some online resources that provide support as well as work toward the promotion of healthy living.
Activeminds: Advocacy group for young adult mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Campus Drug Prevention: Through the DEA, provides resources to prevent drug abuse among college students.
CAPS Virtual Library: This library includes informative videos about various mental health topics. Some videos serve to inform, validate and support, while others offer the opportunity for a basic introduction to strategies for coping with specific concerns. Topics include:
Coping with COVID-19
Managing Strong Emotions
Attention, Focus and Motivation
Self-compassion and Growth
Steady Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills
Managing Substance Use
Connecting & Belonging
Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A website produced by Columbia U Health Services.
Half of Us: 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.
Headspace®: Try Headspace to learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with the free Basics pack.
The Jed Foundation: Mental health promotion and suicide prevention with a focus on college students.
MentalHelp.Net : Information about addiction centers
Mindful Making Self-Care Tool Kit: Healthy Penn State links to apps, podcasts, guided meditations, and more.
MindShift™: Downloadable app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety
MyStudentBody: Prevention program aimed at reducing the risk of substance abuse and sexual violence among college students.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Advocacy group, representing people affected by mental illness in the United States
Pennsylvania 211: Connect with resources in your community. From help with a utilities bill, housing /shelter assistance, food, after-school programs for kids and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.
Psychological News You Can Use: Practical advice from the PA Psychological Association.
Yoga And Meditation recorded sessions: A Healthy Penn State yoga instructor will take you through 30-minute sessions.
1in6: 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.