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Mind your health: Stanford employees inspire each other with self-care tips and resources

idea board for Stanford employees showing what they do for self-care

May is Mental Health Awareness month and if there's one thing we learned this past year, it's the importance of taking care of ourselves—mentally and physically—all the time.

Emergency Resources

If you need more than just ideas for self-care, if you or someone you know is in distress and need emergency services, you'll find access to police, crisis hotlines and more information on the Faculty Staff Help Center website. For on-campus emergencies, call 9-911.

One of the best ways to support our emotional well-being is by lifting each other up. We invite you to share your personal and professional self-care tips through our digital idea board to inspire and encourage your colleagues; revisit the board throughout May to see what others are doing that might work for you, too.  By encouraging each other to take care of ourselves, we can help each other through both minor and major life challenges. 

Create/Read Idea Board Posts


Workplace-specific issues and workplace-supported help

Many of us may be feeling burnout, stress or anxiety, which can manifest physically through fatigue, lacking motivation or being easily distracted from the task at hand. When you feel this way, remember that Stanford offers you resources to support your mental well-being:

  • The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center provides up to 10 free confidential, professional counseling sessions for you and your family. All appointments are currently virtual. 

  • Meru is a 12-week online mental wellness program available for free to employees and adult dependents who are enrolled in a university medical plan. 

  • BeWell offers personalized wellness support through your annual, free Advising session and STAP-eligible Multi-session Coaching

  • A myriad of Healthy Living offerings and Continuing Studies courses can help you develop mindfulness, stress management and resiliency.  


Read more

BeWell also has several articles with Stanford experts on strategies to improve your mental and emotional well-being:

Boost your energy

The happiness story

Easing anxiety

Letting go of distractions

Self-care: The gift that keeps on giving

The benefits of self-forgiveness

Tending to your emotional health

Self-compassion: The best medicine

 
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