Student Support

Wellness Resources

The pandemic has destabilized home life and exacerbated challenges for many in our community. This page will feature resources on steps to regain some of that stability, especially in regards to housing security. This page is meant to be used as a starting point in searching for resources pertaining to one's mental well-being. Previously featured resources can be found at the bottom of this page. 

In addition to monitoring our students’ academic progress, Prep for Prep works with independent schools and colleges to advocate for the social, emotional, and mental health of our students. If you are seeking extra support from Prep, speak with your child’s Post-Placement Counselor or Undergraduate Affairs Officer for referrals to consult with our mental health staff so they can assist you with securing the appropriate services. Our licensed clinical support staff also help Prep families by regularly facilitating parent support groups on different topics impacting their children.

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  • Stabilizing Supports for Children

    A breakdown of the three core areas in which children need stability.
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  • Students Dealing with Housing Insecurity

    A list of resources that can help students struggling with housing insecurity to afford college. Read more.
  • What to Expect: Child Care and K-12 School

    Keep abreast of COVID-19 information in preparation for the coming school year. Read more.
Previously Featured

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  • Dealing with Teen Depression

    How does depression feel? Here are some common symptoms you may experience. Read more.
  • Key Terms to Know in Therapy

    If you're unfamiliar with therapy, here are some terms that may help clarify what it's all about. Read more.
  • Supporting Someone with Depression

    How can you help a loved one? Here are some do's and don'ts on getting started. Read more.

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  • 10 Healthy Ways to Cope with Failure

    How to handle the fear of failing and bounce back from the negative emotions that may arise. Read more. 
  • 5 Steps to Shake the Feeling that You're an Imposter

    Who coined the term 'imposter syndrome' and how can you push against those feelings? Read more. 
  • 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt

    How to keep accomplishing your goals when self-doubt threatens to stop you in your tracks. Read more. 

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  • Build Your Community

    Five ways to build community to improve your mental health.
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  • Coping Mechanisms

    Learn the difference between coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms, as well as different coping styles.
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  • Healthy Alternatives

    Learn what addiction is and how to find healthy alternatives.
    Read more.

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  • A Psychological Exploration of Zoom Fatigue

    A closer look at what causes zoom fatigue and how to prevent burn out. Read more.
  • Healthy Family Relationships & Stress Relief

    How to navigate complicated family relationships and relieve stress.
    Read more.

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  • High School Financial Planning

    Lessons from money management to insurance to help students begin planning for the future. Read more.
  • Know Your Options: Paying for College

    Understand your financial aid offer, and your responsibilities and rights when it comes to student loans. Read more.
  • Managing Finances During COVID-19

    Ten suggestions to navigate the financial emergencies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

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  • Effects of Racism on Mental Health

    The link between experiences of racism and strength and anxiety for Black Americans. Read more.
  • Identity and Cultural Dimensions

    Bringing culture and identity into the conversation of mental health and mental health care. Read more.
  • A Guide to Understanding Everyday Bias

    A discussion guide and action steps to understanding and raising awareness of everyday biases. Read more.

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  • Grief and COVID-19

    Mourning our bygone lives: how to heal from the series of losses caused by the pandemic. Read more.
  • Mental Health Apps

    A list of mental health apps covering categories like mindfulness, self-help, and professional support. Read more.
How Do Antidepressants Work?
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Facing Anxiety
"Family Dynamics" - Our Mental Health Minute
Dealing with Anxiety During a Pandemic
"Get Comfortable with being Uncomfortable," a TED Talk with Luvvie Ajayi
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