You’ve got this, and we’ve got your back!

Dear Saint Mary’s Students,

Saint Mary’s College cares about your health and well-being, and we want to make sure you’re aware of helpful resources that are available for you. Balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs is vital—not only for your academic success but for who you are as a whole person.

As you near the end of fall semester, you may find yourself in extraordinarily demanding and stressful situations. Here are some steps you can take now to care for yourself and your well-being. 

MIND — Recognize and Act

The changing weather, stress of academics, and approaching holiday season can lead to increased anxiety, depression, or worry. Be mindful of your own well-being, and be supportive of your friends.The most effective form of self-care is a preventive measure.  Be sure to prioritize time management. And make use of campus resources.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (925) 631-4364 
    • Licensed therapists are available in a free, safe, and confidential environment to help students who experience a wide variety of personal, academic, and interpersonal concerns. Appointments can also be scheduled online. 
  • CARE (Campus Assault Response and Education) Center (925) 631-4193 
    • Megan Gallagher, Director of the CARE Center, is a confidential resource, advocate, and support person. Students can seek assistance, resources, and information from the Director without initiating the reporting process. 

BODY — Experience the Positivity

Be mindful of a healthy balance that includes eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. 

  • Participate in the Fall Challenge:  Attend five events and begin winning prizes! The more you attend, the more you win! 
  • Make time for your workout at the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center
  • Student Health Center (925) 631- 4253
    • The staff at the Health Center provide confidential and compassionate care through a holistic approach that supports mind, body, and spirit. For illnesses, injuries, and other health concerns and questions, appointments can be scheduled by phone or online. 

SPIRIT — Discover Belonging

A community of compassion fosters holistic well-being. During times of stress and uncertainty, find a sense of meaning and purpose within a student organization or mission-related event.

  • Mission and Ministry Center (925) 631-4366 
    • Pastoral support and counseling are available. Priests are able to maintain confidentiality in the context of and under the protection of the priest-penitent privilege. Other staff members are not able to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Intercultural Center strives to create a safe and supportive learning environment that values diversity and builds an inclusive community. 

The Division of Student Life aims to better understand how the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being impacts and shapes our students. You inspire us to continue to provide quality services to our community. Stay strong, we’ve got your back.

Anthony & The Division of Student Life