Protective factors can enable a person to make it through the hard times; seeing the light at the end oft eh tunnel. Protective factors can be family, friends, social groups/networks, etc. For example, an arena where pressure exists and suicide ideation is high, some colleges are seeking to provide emotional support. Following up on the previous post that was written on this blog about college student’s experiences and challenges, this website is a resource to help address those same issues. The website is called, “You At College” and can be found at www.youatcollege.com The site is a joint collaboration between Grit Digital Health and Colorado State University. The website runs on three core principles; succeed (Success in personal and educational/professional life), thrive (Thrive in physical and mental health), and matter (Finding purpose and connecting with others). When a student first uses the website, they are given a test that examines the student’s qualities in succeed, thrive, and matter. Based off of the test results, the website then suggests news stories, videos to students, and links to other materials. Check out the site and see what you think.
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