Wellness resources for tough times

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We all hit tough spots and rough patches, like breakups, adjustments to new life chapters, loss, stress, and sadness.

You can do things on your own to keep the train on the tracks. We've compiled tips for everyday challenges like anxiety, depression, and sleep.

Visit Student Wellness for other on-campus resources like WellPac Peer Support.

Ulifeline self-assessment

This tool helps to see if counseling is a good option. Answer questions about depression, anxiety, disordered eating, or substance use.

Penn State self-screener

This anonymous self-screening tool gives you clear feedback about the areas in your life that might raise some concerns.


Change is hard. And missing our friends and family while braving a brand-new place presents its own hardships.


Racing thoughts. Gripping fear of failure or of making a fool of oneself. More people are afraid of public speaking than of dying.

  Coping with uncertainty

We are bombarded with unpleasant information—on our phones and other screens in the buzz of our communities.


We all feel sad. Sometimes it passes after a few days: lingering sadness, a lack of energy, the inability to enjoy the things we once loved.

  Grief & loss

As social animals, we are hardwired for connection with others. Losing someone we love creates a range of responses.

  Self-care tips

Check out these quick and easy things you can do throughout the day to help yourself function at your best. You are worth it!

  Sleep issues

Tossing and turning. A busy mind. Maybe no amount of sleep is enough. For such an essential function, sleep can be elusive.


Exams. Social pressure. Events back home. Money worries. Even if our stressors differ, we have the same tools as our ancestors.

  Substance use

Is this helping me or hurting me? Find tips and resources to stay safe in your recreation and help you recognize how use and misuse look.

Counseling Center

Location: 260 Noble Hall

Local Crisis Hotline: 970-247-5245
Email: counselingcenter@fortlewis.edu


Fall/Winter Terms:
8 a.m. - noon, 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

8 a.m. - noon, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday