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A Guide to UConn Library Resources on Wellness and Self-Care

Welcome to the Wellness Library Guide!

Welcome to the UConn Library Wellness Guide!   Let our easy guide help you navigate resources that help you be your best self! Resources for mental health and wellness are categorized by topics and are primarily available electronically. Recommendations from our partners, UConn SHaW (Student Health and Wellness staff are accompanied by a statement to easily identify them. The resource tabs to your left (or above on a phone/tablet) are in alphabetical order by topic.

UConn students looking at student art show paintings about love and allyship

Above: Students in the Student Union Gallery on Dec. 12, 2016. (Ryan Glista/UConn Photo)

We also have a library catalog page where all of the Wellness themed books purchased for this project are visible on one page.  Please access this page by clicking on the link below:

Want rewards for engaging in healthy activities? Then join the Wellness Points Challenge! ALL UConn students (undergrad, grad, regional, etc.) are welcome to participate!

Submit photos of yourself engaging in healthy behaviors (walking, exercising, eating healthy, reading, etc.) and earn points. The more points, the more prizes you win! The top three participants receive additional Amazon gift cards. You will recieve a Wellness Points laptop sticker upon registration.

Registration opened on January 19th, and will stay open for the remainder of the challenge. The challenge will run from January 25th to April 28th. We encourage you to register and tell your friends to do the same as well!

Request a Purchase Form Link

If you would like to make a suggestion for a future Wellness Library book purchase, then fill out the "Request a Purchase Form."  New acquisitions are subject to available funding and vendor licensing.  Not all titles are available as ebooks to university libraries. Thanks for stopping by the guide!

Spotlight On: New Books

Campus Wellness Resources

UConn Community Interest Groups & Centers

These centers offer community programming. 

Graduate Students of Color Association: contact at gscauconn@gmail.com to be added to their email listserv to stay updated on upcoming events and initiatives. All graduate students of Color are welcome to join the UCONN Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)! GSCA is an organization that provides opportunities for fellowship, community, professional development, advocacy, support, and love to graduate students of Color  For more information, contact: Graduate Students of Color Association at 516-298-9226.

Off Campus Mental Health Resources

  • Virtual (Zoom) Transgender & Gender Non-conforming Mental Health Group: hosted by Liz Clarkin, LCSW, Sr. Director of Community Services, She/Her/Hers, Perception Programs in Willimantic.  For more information, contact: Liz Clarkin, LCSW at Elizabeth.Clarkin@perceptionprograms.org

What is Educating the "Whole Student?"

What is teaching the "whole student?" In the introduction to the book below, David Schoem explains that, 

Teaching the whole student represents recognition and appreciation for the fact that students (and faculty) bring into the classroom their hearts and spirits just as they bring their minds and intellectual capacities (Astin, Astin, & Lindholm, 2011).

For more information on this topic, click below to read this electronic book or download individual chapters:

About the Guide

This project was conceived of by STEM and Data Management Librarian Renee Walsh during the Fall 2020 semester.   The team members of the project are librarians Renee Walsh, Hilary Kraus, and archivist Clara Nguyen.  The collection aims to offer books outside of the library's traditional collecting scope (popular personal growth titles, popular self-help, popular psychology titles, etc.) which are part of nurturing the growth and advancement of the whole student.  The Wellness Guide and Digital Library aims to support UConn students'  success by providing easily accessible and introductory level information about mental health and wellness.

In the process of creation of this guide, we consulted with UConn SHaW (Student Health & Wellness Staff and asked them for book recommendations around the theme of mental health and wellness.  It is our hope that students, faculty, and staff are able to connect with new ideas about wellness through this collection.

-Renee Walsh, Hilary Kraus, and Clara Nguyen (former project member)

UConn Wellness Library Strategic Framework Project

 

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This initiative is guided by the UConn Library Strategic Framework. The Strategic Framework charts the UConn Library's direction and builds on our strengths as a hub of scholarship, research, and learning for UConn students, faculty, and staff.  We connect our community to information resources; to the spaces needed for thinking, studying learning, collaborating; and to the essential expertise of library staff.

To fully realize the potential of the Strategic Framework, the Library encourages all staff members to propose individual projects, group projects, or events/programs that further the Framework.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: This content guide is meant to be solely informational in nature.  It is not meant to provide professional care or recommendations.  It includes general considerations, but readers should contact their medical provider for individualized advice, treatment, and recommendations.

 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local hospital. If you are in crisis, please call 860-486-4705 to be directed to the UConn on-call therapist. During winter breaks, crisis support is available only during business hours.

 

STEM Librarian

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Renee Walsh

Psychology Librarian Hilary Kraus

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