Dear Students,

How do we find relief and a sense of stability after the last two years? Grace. We find it by giving ourselves grace. The idea of grace is something we commonly attach to faith and spirituality, but grace offers the opportunity to forgive ourselves, to step back from judgement, to accept our mistakes and transgressions, to let go of self-pity, guilt and shame. Giving ourselves grace can help us make small, sustainable changes that help support our long term goals, mental health, and well-being. As we move through the next week of the trimester break, I invite you to take the time to reset, and to extend grace and the compassion it offers to yourself. Tap into the grace that surrounds us every day.

The goal of the messages in these newsletters: to participate in creating an environment at MCU that prioritizes and sustains mental health and wellness in small and large ways. I hope you enjoy the fourth Mental Health Matters newsletter. This newsletter focuses on managing trauma and working through the challenges posed by anxiety.

MCU has opportunities for you to seek support. These monthly newsletters are one small way to offer succinct usable information about strategies for fostering good mental health. When paired with services like Care Solace, we are hopeful that students are able to connect with the resources they need.

One of the best things we can do during this ongoing global crisis is come together as a community with love and support for each and every person. I hope you are doing well and getting the support you need. We are here for students as always.

Reach out if you need us.

Tamara Taitt, MS, LMFT, LM
Pronouns: she/her
Director of Student Life, Equity & Access
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April Mental Health Matters