This library guide has been created to support LBCC students and faculty who are facing mental health struggles. The LBCC library is not only a place that helps do research for academic purposes but also helps individuals locate resources they are looking regarding other topics like mental health. This library guide also provides resources for faculty that are interested in learning about mental health disorders and resources for how best to help their students facing mental health issues.
Being a student is difficult.
Our Roadrunners deal with financial aid issues, homework, exams, and personal events that bring stress and can affect our Roadrunners mental health. When this happens or they are already dealing with any mental health problems we want our Roadrunners to have this guide to help them find resources they need without any more stress as possible. Librarians are also available to have a chat about these resources and finding additional ones.
The room of requirement is a room located in the computer lab/classroom in WH-139A inside the LBCC Albany Campus library. The room can be checked out for forty minutes at a time by LBCC students, employees, and our public patrons. The room cannot be reserved in advance. To use the room, please bring your photo ID to the Circulation desk to check out the key. The room has a blue-light lamp, small mats for praying, a blanket, and a small sofa.
LBCC must comply with the local, state, and federal was regarding students with disabilities that includes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Because of this and to provide students with accessibility CFAR has created a faculty guide to accommodation to assist faculty of what their part entails in supporting our Roadrunners. Please take the time to read the information if you have not done so as it has very important information that includes strategies for the classroom about test anxiety, UDL, and other topics.
Don't take your phone to bed with you.
Sleep in a dark room.
Go to bed at the same time every night.
- Setting yourself a challenge.
- Going for a walk, exercise.
- Hanging out with friends or with the people that make you feel good.
- Getting a good night's sleep, 7-9 hrs.
- Grabbing a snack, a healthy one is better.
And remember, It's O.K To Be Not O.K!
Know the facts:
- 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness in a given year (about 44 m).
- Nearly 1 in 25 adults (about 13.6m) in America live with a serious mental illness.
- Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14, 3/4 by age 24.
*Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, 2015.