10.11.22 Mental Health Week

October 11, 2022 

Dear LMU Students,

At LMU, our Jesuit and Marymount values emphasize the education of the whole person, which includes a commitment to each student’s mind, body and spirit. As you approach the second half of the semester, I encourage you to find balance in your academic, social, and personal commitments and to pay close attention to your personal mental health and wellness.

Life’s journey can often be challenging, with highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. As we all reflect on World Mental Health Day/Week, I want to remind you of a few specific LMU resources to support your wellness:

  • TimelyCare - available to all LMU students, delivers access to 24/7 mental health care from anywhere in the U.S., at no additional cost. LMU students can talk to a licensed provider from a smartphone or any web-enabled device.
  • Timeout Tuesdays – This 30-minute in-person guided meditation will ground you for the week and help you preserve your self-wellness.
  • Sacred Spaces – Need a moment to reflect? Some of the best places to reflect on-campus are outside in our Sacred Spaces such as the Interfaith Peace Garden, Garden of Slow Time, Tongva Memorial or the bluff.
  • LMU CARES Online - Access resources related to the three pillars of wellness: academic and career success (Succeed); physical and mental well-being (Thrive); and purpose and campus connections (Matter).
  • Community of Care - LMU designed the Community of Care (COC) program to assist students facing challenges in their lives to take positive steps to get back on track. If you or someone you know is struggling, I encourage you to email or submit an online referral.

The university also has the following resources and services available to support and assist you:

The LMU community is here for you. You’ve got this and we’ve got your back.

Sincerely,

Terri L. Mangione, Ph.D.

Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs
Malone Student Center 301
310.338.3756