Timely advice for helping students with concerns that are bigger than school
As a Coach, Student Success Specialist and member of the InsideTrack Crisis Student Services (CSS) team, Renae Roemmich knows a lot about dealing with tough situations. The CSS team helps strategize and find resources for students in crisis, dealing with issues that run the gamut from food and housing insecurity to emotional distress such as grief, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. “You don’t have your full toolbox as a student if you’re having mental health issues,” she says. “And college age is when people might face their first mental health crisis.”
Information you can use to help students who are struggling
In a brief video created for staff at our partner institutions, Renae breaks this critical topic into bite-size sections of helpful, actionable information you can use right away. Why is it important to take care of mental well-being during stressful times? What are some ways you can take care of yourself during this challenging time? What are some websites and resources you can utilize when you need help?
Renae’s message to student support professionals is as simple as it is heartfelt. “You’re important. You matter. There are people who care and are here to help you and want to talk about it. Put your oxygen mask on first and check-in with yourself.”
Watch our video on Mental Wellness Tips for tools you can put to use right away.
Find additional student support resources here
During this time of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the daily uncertainty it has brought, we’ve created an online resource page for supporting students in crisis. This site includes webinars (both upcoming live sessions and recorded previous sessions), on-demand trainings and a comprehensive crisis support resource guide.