The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255), the Crisis Text Line (Text START to 741741), and the Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386) hotline have all reported a significant increase in mental health requests. Many students may be experiencing increased anxiety, fear, or distress. The divisiveness and uncertainty of this election may be stressful to all students, regardless of the candidate they supported.
Post-Election Support & Resources
Tips for Managing Stress In light of inquiries regarding an increase in call volume, the Lifeline shares some helpful coping tips and resources related to this election.
What Can I Do Right Now? This blog post from Medium is for young adults who feel frustrated or disenfranchised by the election results and lists places to volunteer time, donate items, and make donations. The emphasis is on anti-racist and social justice causes.
10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus is a strategy and resource guide written for student activists from Tolerance.org, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Active Minds blog includes student-friendly tips for coping with post-election stress.
Resources for Undocumented Young People from Educators for Fair Consideration provides thoughts on what to do now and what our community can do. Know your rights and know your options.
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Check back in Spring 2017.