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Mental Health

Mental health is an important component of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, and more. How we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices is correlated to our mental health status. Mental health is important at every stage of life, and is just as important as physical health, such as maintaining a healthy weight.

Ways to Maintain Positive Mental Health

  • Receiving professional help, such as counseling or psychiatric therapy
  • Connecting with others
  • Keeping an optimistic and positive mindset
  • Taking care of your physical health (i.e. getting enough sleep, exercising, etc.)
  • Develop coping and resiliency skills
  • Having a sense of belonging
  • Develop stress management skills
  • Making meaningful contributions to communities (i.e. volunteer work)
  • Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory
  • 60 Mental Health Resources for College Students

Seeking Treatment

  • If you are an SLCC student or staff member, you have access to mental health counseling provided by our licensed counseling staff. See Counseling Services for more information.

Mental Health Self-Evaluation Tool

IHC Suicide Awareness Online Training

Utah has one of the highest rates of suicide in the nation. This brief (15 minutes or less), interactive online training from Intermountain Healthcare provides information regarding facts and myths about suicide, how to talk to someone at risk for suicide, and strategies and resources for getting help. Take the training using the link below: