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Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing focuses on managing emotions and mental stress through regular self-care practices and mindful decision-making. Learning to work through challenges is necessary and offers a powerful opportunity for enhancing positive growth and wellbeing. Cultivating resilience will help our ability to positively cope with stress and adversity. Self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-reflection all contribute to our mental wellbeing.  

How to enhance Mental Wellbeing:

  • Be attuned to and mindful of your thoughts and feelings. Try to focus on "responding" instead of "reacting" to stressful situations.
  • Cultivate a a “growth mindset” that acknowledges that you can learn from challenges, and that these experiences can increase your intellect and abilities.
  • Be aware that "doing your best" does not mean working yourself to the point of a mental breakdown. Rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of personal progress and growth.
  • Professional or academic "failures" do not factor into your personal self-worth. You are always a valuable person.
  • Schedule self-care practices into your routine. For some, it may be seeing a counselor and/or balancing your mental health needs with medication.

Click below for Mental Wellbeing Resources

Students

Cornell and CVM Resources

Counseling, Life Coaching, and Support

Meditation and Relaxation

Self- Care

External Resources

Faculty

Cornell and CVM Resources

Counseling, Life Coaching, and Support

Meditation and Relaxation

Self- Care

External Resources

Staff

Cornell and CVM Resources

Counseling, Life Coaching, and Support

Meditation and Relaxation

Self- Care

External Resources

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