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Mental Health and Well-being

This guide features resources about mental health and well-being

Mental Health and Well-being


Welcome to Mental Health and Well-being Topic Guide.

Well-being is about being in a state where you can look after yourself, build positive relationships, be healthy, contribute and achieve. It's an essential part of life that some can take for granted while others struggle to reach. Here, we know it's normal for our sense of well-being to dip from time to time, and sometimes we might need an extra bit of help to pick it back up. That's why we are working hard to build a range of resources you can access anytime. They might ease your worries, inspire you or help you to get practical support – when you look after your well-being, you're more likely to be in a great position to focus on the rest of life, including your relationships with others, work, and your studies.

Please keep checking this Guide as we continue to build valuable resources to support your well-being.

The Year of Emotional Well-Being - 2022-2023

The choice of this theme offers an opportunity to engage collectively with a focus on restoring and enhancing our emotional well-being. The pandemic certainly has underscored the importance of fully supporting the emotional welfare of students, faculty and staff as everyone navigates the new terrain. This is a time of burgeoning research and collective reflection on our emotional needs and the qualities that make for a good life. Undoubtedly, our Year Of topic will also yield learnings that better people's lives well beyond the boundaries of the University. Announcing the Year of Emotional Well-Being

For immediate or emergency assistance

  • In a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • In a crisis situation, at any time of the day or night, you can reach a trained professional through the University Counseling Center’s 24/7 hotline (412-648-7930 ) or through the resolve Crisis Services (1-888-796-8226).
  • In addition, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides support 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-8255. (TTY - Dial 800-799-4889; Voice/Caption Phone - Dial 800-273-8255)

Purpose & Disclaimer

Free stock photo of hands, people, ground, groupThank you for visiting the Mental Health and Well-being Topic Guide. Mohammed Alkhabbaz prepared this Topic Guide as part of the LIS 2771 - ACADEMIC LIBRARIES course Dr. Marcia Rapchak teaches in Fall 2022. This Topic Guide compiles various wellness-related resources available through the University Library System, the University of Pittsburgh, local institutions, and the City of Pittsburgh. Health and self-care are essential to student and professional success. This Topic Guide provides links to resources and options for services to explore. Please note that these links do not imply endorsement and are provided for informational purposes only. This Topic Guide is not intended for medical or legal support.

Getting Started: How to Use this Guide

This Topic Guide has been created to assist students in locating and utilizing Mental Health Resources. Various wellness-related resources are available through the University Library System, the University of Pittsburgh, local institutions, and the City of Pittsburgh.

Through this guide, you can access the following kinds of resources. In each tab, you will find the following:

  • Different resources around Campus related to Health and Well-being.
  • Apps, Videos, Podcasts, and Meditation Resources to help you Manage stress.
  • Books, Websites, Organizations, and Social Media Resources to help you with Mental Health.