Mental Health Awareness Month

Library and University Resources to Support Student Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At this time of year, it may be helpful to know about library webpages for two major stressors at the end of the academic year.

What will I do this summer—or after graduation?
Northeastern University has many services, resources, and opportunities for work before and after graduation. The Co-op to Career webpage includes a directory of offices to work with you on career and job options, listing them all in one place. Visit the University Services box on the guide.

Writing a resume and cover letter or CV for the first time? Career Design offers a number of support services for that. Plus, the Library provides access to books, ebooks, and media, such as AVON: Academic Video Online. This collection includes full-length films as well as short videos (some only a couple of minutes long) about job hunting, preparing an elevator pitch for an interview, or how to craft a cover letter.

I am stressed out—what can I do?
Visit the Coping webpage for a listing of university support resources. This page includes the many resources available to members of the Northeastern University community—faculty, staff, and students—as well as links to helpful services.

Reassured by reading? The webpage also shows books and ebooks recommended by the University Health and Counseling Service (UHCS) and the Office of Education & Prevention at Northeastern (OPEN) on coping with a variety of stressors.

The Staff Guide: Supporting Student Mental Health is available on the webpage in the Resources box. The guide provides helpful insights into student behavior and referral information.