Staying Calm

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) – Mental Health promotes and fosters the emotional and psychological growth and well-being of all students at UConn by providing a wide range of supportive services.  The staff is committed to providing quality care in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental atmosphere.  SHaW believes in a strengths-focused, biopsychosocial model of care that honors the fundamental dignity of each person.


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Managing Stress

  • Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation.  Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? The next time you are relaxed, take a moment to notice how your body feels. Or think about how you breathe when you first wake up in the morning or just before you fall asleep. Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed.
  • Headspace is an app and website that offers tools and resources for the mind including movement and healthy living, meditation, sleep and wake up, and stress anxiety.
  • Calm College.  Find Your Calm.  Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.

Managing Anxiety

  • Mood and Anxiety Clinic.  The Mood and Anxiety Clinic at the UConn Health is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals struggling with mood and anxiety symptoms.
  • Self-care Tips to Reduce Anxiety.  As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, anxiety related to the outbreak is on the rise too. But there are things you can do to help reduce your anxious feelings and in turn, strengthen your immune system.
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Other Resources

  • PostSecret.  PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Selected secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.
  • Random Acts of Kindness.  We need to distance ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other. During difficult times, we often see the most beautiful acts of kindness. If you’re home and looking for things to do to keep busy, scroll down for a list of resources to help! We will get through this sooner if we take care of ourselves and each other (without risking contagion). Kindness is a powerful tool. Let’s use it.
  • Some Good News.  Some Good News has always been… about YOU!  SGN wants to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this story. For sending in your clips, weather reports, and art. For watching, laughing, crying, dancing, and celebrating with us. There IS always GOOD in the world!  Now it's time for everyone to continue to spread good news in their own ways. We're taking a break for now, but there is more to come! Stay tuned.



  • Active Minds Is dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
  • Realworld.  Comprehensive guide to life after school. We’ll walk you through the major decisions you’ll experience when you get out there (in a way you can actually understand). Built by the team at realworld, this self-paced, online program covers everything you need to know to legitimately understand a credit card offer and stay calm when someone says “401(k)”. From employer paperwork to student loans, we’ve got your back! Before you’re out there on your own, get prepared for the real world with our help!