Life at Your Pace Hub
Taking a leave of absence
As circumstances and guidelines continue to change, many may find that taking a leave of absence from their education or career is the best choice for their mental health. To learn more about taking a leave of absence, please visit the Taking a Leave of Absence: A Guide for College Students and Taking a Leave…
Reduce stress, promote self-care, and build communities
Active Minds’ Stress Less Week® Toolkit is designed to provide education about stress and anxiety and build communities that are supportive of mental health. Stress Less Week spreads the message that speaking up about one’s struggles is a sign of strength and promoting self-care is a priority. Stress Less Week can be any week that…
Bring VARⓇ to your campus, school, or community
Using Active Minds’ V-A-R tools, you can show up for yourself and others in a meaningful way that is also fun and simple. Together, we can change the culture around mental health in communities across the nation, making sure every person hears the important message: “It’s okay to not be okay,” and ensuring mental health…
Sign the Here For You Pledge
As we make decisions around socializing, cope with the new normal, and advocate for continued flexibility and empathy we may have experienced during the pandemic, it will be important to support others around us. Sign the Here For You Pledge to show others you care.
Supporting the wellbeing of friends and family
Knowing that someone you love is struggling with their mental health can be scary and confusing. You may feel helpless, but you can make a difference by listening, being prepared, and knowing when to act. The most important thing to do is to walk beside them with compassion and empathy. See Active Minds’ tips for…
Supporting the wellbeing of students at school
Although educators cannot (and should not) be expected to replace the role of mental health professionals, they can take actions as helpers, not clinicians, to support struggling students. Active Minds’ guide, “Creating a Culture of Caring,” provides practical approaches that educators can implement in “the everyday.” By doing so, they can contribute to the creation…
Supporting the wellbeing of your co-workers
Employers all over the world are starting to attend to the mental health culture of their companies for their employees’ wellbeing, and their bottom line. See Active Minds’ tips for supporting employees and check out Active Minds’ @Work program, which offers simple and actionable tools to employees and employers to improve the culture of mental…
Your state governor’s office likely provides guidance on how to connect with housing counseling agencies and homeless intake centers and guidance on evictions and foreclosures. Find your state governor’s office here. The National Coalition for the Homeless and The Salvation Army provide a national listing of homeless shelters.
Many continue to struggle with food security resulting from the impact of COVID-19. Find your local food back here and read about other public assistance programs here.
Employment and/or funds
The U.S. Department of Labor provides guidance on COVID-19 related employment issues. The agency also provides support with navigating unemployment insurance relief. Your state governor’s office likely provides additional guidance regarding unemployment compensation. Find your state governor’s office here.