Mental Health Wellness and Resources Guide

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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.Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Information for Roadrunners

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.

Room of Requirement: A Room for Relaxation

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.Room of Requirement picture


Counseling at LBCC

Academic Advising

Limited Personal Counseling: Free, short-term counseling is available at LBCC and Counselors can assist with referral to community resources for long-term or specialized support. Our advisor/counselors can help address conflicts, stressors, and life issues that are impacting college success. Contact the Advising Center at (541) 917-4780.

For urgent mental health needs, the LBCC Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 at (541) 917-4666.


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Dear Faculty
Here at the LBCC library understand that you have an important task in teaching our Roadrunners and we want to help you be successful in teaching all of our Roadrunners and support them when they are struggling. This section of the libguide has been created to support you with tools to help your students that are struggling with a mental health issue. We also want you to be prepared if any of your students come to ask you about mental health resources you will be ready to provide them with the knowledge of this libguide. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Thank you for supporting our Roadrunners.

In addition to supporting students, we know that faculty and staff also go through their own challenging life situations at different times. LBCC offers an Employee Assistance Benefit that provides free short-term counseling for all employees. Contact Human Resources for details.
Center for Accessibility Resources
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Website Links
Trainings on Mental Health
Tips to getting a good night's sleep
No Caffeine after 5pm, especially energy drinks
Don't take your phone to bed with you.
Sleep in a dark room.
Go to bed at the same time every night.
Feeling Depressed? You could try...
  • 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.
  • Create a wellness toolbox. This could include pictures, music, a journal, nice smelling lotion or a list of activities you might like to try.

And remember, 
 It's O.K To Be Not O.K!
Feeling Anxious? You could try...
  • Taking some big deep breaths or 4X4  breathing
  • Not drinking caffeine
  • Listening to music
  • Being in the moment, focus on right now
  • Grabbing a snack, a healthy one is better
  • Try to stick with a routine, even when anxiety is getting in the way

And remember, It's O.K To Be Not O.K!
Wellness is Possible

In LBCC's Library Collection
Helpful Resources on Mental Health Tools
Useful apps
Community Resources

General Online Resources
Helpful Resources for Depression


The crisis resources below are for crisis support. Call immediately if you need to talk to someone right away. People are waiting to help you. 

Help Lines
Help Break Stigma
You are not alone!

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.

You are not alone!

Mental Illness is Not:

  • The result of bad parenting
  • Indicative of bad character
  • A developmental disability
  • Curable (but it can be managed)