You possess unique and extraordinary strengths, and it's our job at Campus Health to help you discover and use those strengths.
We believe in you and want to help you discover that you're stronger than you believe.
Your road to resilience starts here.
How Do I Become Stronger Than?
Change Your Perspective, Change Your World
You are stronger than your failures.
Your Best Self Is Your Authentic Self
You are stronger than your insecurities.
Reach Out When You Want To Retreat
You are stronger than your loneliest moments.
Ready? Set? Go!
Become Stronger Than with these tools and resources.
When you change your perspective, you change your world. Life is full of ups and downs, and no one is immune to that. These videos will help remind you just how strong you are, whether you're up or down.
College can challenge and change every aspect of your life. This can be hard, but hard doesn't mean you're failing. The process of exploration is the fire that forges a resilient spirit. Think of these articles, books, podcasts, and self-help resources as your roadmap to becoming Stronger Than.
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Practicing things like gratitude, mindfulness, and self-compassion will help you change your perspective, value your authentic self, and reach out when you want to retreat. Looking back, we see how far we've come and how strong we truly are.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present with whatever arises, inside and out, with a clear mind and open heart. Try these mindfulness practices:
Self-compassion is a way of being present with your own painful emotions and challenging experiences. In essence, it means treating yourself like someone worth caring about, viewing your pain or suffering as part of our shared human experience, and offering yourself a heartfelt wish to feel relief from the suffering.
Exercises for Gaining Perspective and Opening Up:
Find more positive practices at:
The times when we want to isolate ourselves are usually the times when we need the most support. Asking for help is a courageous act and you have the strength to do it.
Want to talk? We're here to listen. At Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), students can speak with licensed mental health professionals about things like:
- anxiety and depression
- eating and body image
- alcohol and drug concerns
- family, friend, roommate, and relationship problems
- sexual assault and relationship violence
- crises and trauma
- psychiatric medication
- And anything else you need to talk about.
All currently enrolled students are eligible to be seen at CAPS.
Find out more about CAPS locations and hours.
CAPS Workshops & Groups That Will Boost Your Resilience
CAPS groups open to all Arizona students:
LGBTQ+ Support Group - cosponsored by CAPS, LGBTQ Affairs, and Dean of Students Office
CAPS grad student groups:
Find out more about CAPS groups and community resources.
Your best self is your authentic self. Embracing your true self and showing that to the world opens us up to a powerful sense of belonging. It feels so much better than trying to fit in! There are so many ways to share your authentic self at the University of Arizona. Here are a few:
At Campus Health, we want you to know that there are lots of ways to get support and so many people who want to help you because you matter. We also want you to know that many people find asking for help hard. If you're scared to get support, remember that feeling scared is okay and take it one step at a time.
If you or someone you know is an immediate suicidal crisis or emergency, call 911. Click here to see who to call if you're in crisis.
24-Hour Crisis Hotlines
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. Find out more about how it works at crisistextline.org.
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Why is Resilience Important?
The Stronger Than initiative is Campus Health’s response to the increasing rates of stress, anxiety, and depression among college students across the country.
A crucial part of meeting the mental health needs of our students is helping them cultivate resilience-the ability to flourish in the face of external pressures and challenges. We recognize resilience as the foundation to navigating the demanding and ever-changing landscape of university life. With resilience, students can rise to meet the stressors of college and graduate as tenacious, flexible, and courageous adults.
In keeping with The University of Arizona's core values, the Stronger Than initiative provides students with the tools to be resilient, determined citizens of the world. We envision a campus culture where it is courageous to be compassionate, vulnerable, and authentic with others. These are the qualities of the innovative risk-takers of the world.
The Stronger Than initiative challenges the pervasive myth of perfection often driven by social media. The myth of effortless perfection and the natural tendency to compare oneself to curated images online can isolate students and lead to an intense fear of failure. The Stronger Than initiative seeks to engage students in a new dialogue, one that offers a broader perspective, challenges their conceptualization of struggle, and encourages them to consider the ways in which failure is a valuable opportunity for growth.
Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” The Stronger Than initiative believes that this courage can be developed in every student, and we are here to teach them how.
Want to know more about Stronger Than? Contact Mia Zamora, LCSW at email@example.com or (520) 626-3100.