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Discover how we’re changing the conversation surrounding mental health and supporting our community. 

 

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ASU News Mental Health Awareness 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness month, so we asked four ASU experts about the importance of awareness around our own mental health.

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Offering help

Concerned about a friend or family member? Know the questions to ask, how to connect individuals to help and provide empathic support.
Empathic Actions

Empathic Actions

Empathic Actions

  • Sitting quietly with the person.
  • Placing a soft hand on their shoulder.
  • Offering to make a call for them.
  • Carving out time to listen.
  • Emailing, texting or calling to check in.
  • Listen without offering advice or trying to problem solve.
  • Taking a walk and just listening.
Empathic Responses

Empathic Responses

Empathic Responses

  • I am so glad you told me.
  • I don’t know what to say but I am here.
  • How can I support you?
  • You don’t seem like yourself lately.
  • What can I do to help you get through this?
  • I am unable to understand how you feel, but I care and want to help.
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Social Emotional Well-being

Social well-being is our ability to effectively communicate with others, develop and maintain positive relationships, and create a community of support around ourselves. Emotional well-being is our ability to effectively cope with life’s stressors and to identify and manage emotions in a way that supports and improves our mental well-being.

Explore resources to learn more about social emotional well-being, support your mental health, offer help and get connected to additional support when needed.

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