Mental Health/Stress Management

Navigating your college years while prioritizing your mental and emotional health
is far from easy, and college students are increasingly feeling the effects of highly
competitive environments and a challenging job market. The Office of Student
Wellness is offering educational and therapeutic programs to inspire students to
care for their emotional health and promote specific means of doing so.

Programs

Art therapy

OSWell will be offering six hour-long art therapy sessions per semester. Our
art therapist, Randy James is a highly qualified art therapist dedicated to
promoting positive life changes through art and creativity. More information
on Randy can be found at: http://nlistudio.com/. Keep an eye out for
upcoming programs, and if you are interested in hosting a program yourself
feel free to contact oswell@oberlin.edu.

Group Workshops

Workshops presented by OSWell’s Mental and Emotional  Health Coordinators are available upon request, with particular emphasis on depression and anxiety.
Workshops in other areas can be organized with advanced notice.
If you are interested in holding a mental health workshop for your
residence hall, coop, student organization, or other group, please contact
oswell@oberlni.edu.

Therapy Dogs

As a part of Oberlin’s Study Break tradition during midterms and finals,
OSWell works hard to bring therapy dogs to campus 1-2 times each semester.
Details are forthcoming on this semester’s events.

One Song Dance Parties

Held every semester, One Song Dance Parties promote the value of exercise
and enjoyment to effective study breaks. After voting for preferred songs on
the Oncampus website, students gather in the Mudd Commons to dance their
stress away. Keep an eye out for us as exams approach!

Online Resources

http://www.transitionyear.org/
Addresses the mental stress that occurs as students transition from high school to college and for those who have been diagnosed with a condition.

https://www.mfs.org/services/inshape/inshape
InShape is a program that customizes exercise and diet routines for
individuals that have mental disorders.

http://www.campushealthandsafety.org/mentalhealth/campus/
Addressing mental health problems on campus.


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