You possess unique and extraordinary strengths, and it's our job at Campus Health to help you discover and use them.
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
Your best self is your authentic self

Start Your Stronger Than Journey Today

We've created Stronger Than based on the core elements of resilience: perspective, authenticity, and connection. Those are big concepts, so let's break them down. Perspective, authenticity, and connection happen when you:

Bring resilience to your daily life with the following Stronger Than tools and activities:

Life Lessons In 60 Seconds

Hearing what others have gone through (and what they've learned) can teach us, offer perspective, and ultimately help us to navigate our own lives. We asked Campus Health staff to share some words of wisdom.

#StrongerThan Challenge

Take our #StrongerThan Challenge and share your journey on Instagram!

1. Take a screenshot of the image here
2. Upload it to your Instagram story 
3. Cross off the activities you have completed
4. Tag @UAZCampusHealth and 3 friends
5. Share away!

Experience Our Stronger Than: The Power of Perspective Workshop

Request the workshop for your club/organization/class. 

Stronger Than Articles on Living Wild

Stronger Than Inspiration

Quotes, Famous Failures, and more.

Tools & Resources

We've pulled together some of the best to help you become #strongerthan.

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.

Articles

Books

Podcasts

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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

Mindfulness is the practice of being present with whatever arises, inside and out, with a clear mind and open heart. Try these mindfulness practices:

Gratitude

Self-Compassion

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.

CAPS Services

Want to talk? We'll listen. CAPS remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet with students remotely through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing. At CAPS, enrolled 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 who we are and what we do, view our services and resources overview,  or call (520) 621-3334 now to find out how to get started.

CAPS Online Groups and Workshops

Powerful changes can happen when you meet with a group of peers who get what you're going through. That's why CAPS offers a variety of groups and workshops tailored to the common questions and concerns students have. Find out about CAPS groups and workshops.

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

Self-Help Resources

More Support at Campus Health

More Campus and Community Resources: 


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 miamcz@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-3100.