Mental Health

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Mental Health at HPW:

Our goal is to increase social support around mental health and mental health promotion in order to foster a community of caring, help seeking behavior, and a sense of belonging for SF State students.

We do this by:

  • Increase suicide prevention knowledge and skills in the campus community
  • Increase sleep promotion in the campus community
  • Increase campus wide mental health promotion and self-care opportunities for students
  • Implementing various programs, events, and awareness campaigns

Mental Health Programs:

Wags for WellnessTherapy Animals visit campus and aim to build community through stress-relieving activities, and raise awareness of mental health and wellness resources on campus.

Tea Time Out highlights tea as an alternative to coffee and less caffeine while having stress relieving benefits. Learn about healthy sleep habits and how you need sleep to get A's!

Self-Care Station highlights that self-care is not a luxury but a way to check in with oneself to promote positive mental health. Learn various self-care strategies including self-reflection, practicing gratitude, and engaging our different senses.

Storytelling Thursday aims to promote social support by having trained listeners listen to others’ share stories that are prompted from questions around hope, inspiration, and wonder.

Active Minds Student Organization:

Active Minds is a student led organization changing the conversation about mental health on campus. Members participate in activities and events on educating about mental health/mental health illnesses, reducing mental health stigma and encouraging people to seek help.

Are You Feeling...

Feeling stress, depression, anxious, or sleepy? Learn about various resources that can help you!

Mental Health Resources:

If you need someone to talk to right now, text the Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741), call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255), or call the Trevor Project LGBTQ Lifeline (1-866-488-7386) for 24/7 support.

Mental Health Workshops:

Attend an Open Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness offers a variety of open workshops each semester. Feel free to drop-in to any workshop.

Request a Workshop: Health Promotion & Wellness provides free workshops to the SF State Community. Please submit a request at least three weeks in advance of the date requested.

This workshop explores various self-care strategies to utilize on a daily basis to promote positive mental health, manage stress and healthy sleep habits. Participants will engage in different self-care strategies and develop personal goals to managing stress.

This workshop helps you identify when a person is in distress, this includes feeling upset, stressed, anxious, depressed, or has emotional or psychological symptoms. Participants will be able to feel confident in helping a friend in distress and be able to refer them to on-campus resources.

In this workshop, participants will be able to critically examine how health and wellness has been shaped in their lives through the I's of oppression (ideological, institutional, interpersonal, internalized) and recognize how we can heal holistically by following steps to decolonize (naming, reflection, and action). Participants will be able to identify the resources within oneself and around us to heal: physically, emotionally, and mentally from our internalized oppression. 

Note: This an advanced workshop. If your class, program, organization, or department is heavily involved in topics such as social justice, equity, ethnic studies, or systematic oppression you can request this workshop. Otherwise, it is recommended that you attend/request one of the other mental health workshops prior to requesting/attending this workshop.