Support for Self-Care
CCSD supports students through empowerment, advocacy, encouraging growth and change, building resilience, and fostering connection and engagement. This collection of self-guided activities is designed to help students better understand their mental health and address aspects of their wellbeing.
If you perceive an immediate danger or risk of suicide, call 911 for immediate assistance.
Students can also reach mental health support 24 hours a day on the UD Helpline or the Crisis Text Line.
Below are some resources for you to use in promoting your self-care that are organized by specific topics within each of the tabs.
- Strengthening Coping Skills
- Managing Anxiety
- Managing Other Concerns & More
- Support for Underrepresented Students & Their Allies
- Additional Resources
Ted Talks: The Link Between Health and Racism
The Link between Racism and PTSD
Understanding and Coping with Racial Trauma [PDF]
Disarming Racial Microaggressions – Micro-intervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies and Bystanders
Mood Tracker app for iPhone – Mood tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built.
Breathe2Relax is a free app available for iphone and android. It helps you to regulate your breathing, which decreases anxiety and prevents panic. Recommendation for use: The app will walk you through the initial set up based on your breathing rate. After that, aim to adjust the app for a breathing rate slightly slower than your current rate. It helps to make the exhalation longer than the inhalation. Less is more: if you try to breathe too slowly, your anxiety is likely to increase.