Student Support

Wellness Resources

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.

Our Wellness Resources page is updated regularly with resources centered around specific issues that affect our community. Many high-achieving individuals may have difficulty coping with perceived failures and experience self-doubt or what is known as imposter syndrome. Below, please find resources that help define imposter syndrome and techniques for managing those perceptions and expectations. View previously featured resources at the bottom of this page.

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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. 
Previously Featured

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  • Build Your Community

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

    Learn the difference between coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms, as well as different coping styles.
    Read more.
  • 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.
  • Communicate Healthy Boundaries During COVID

    Steps to set and maintain boundaries, and express your needs clearly. 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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  • Back to School Planning

    Checklists to help parents and guardians prepare for in-person or at-home learning. Read more.
  • 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.

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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.
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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