The Mind Matters Mental Health Meeting Reflection

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The Mind Matters Mental Health Initiative at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business ultimately strives to enrich the mental health and general wellness of members of the Ross community. The panel included different ways to use the resources that the Ross School can offer during a need of need, stressing the importance that you are not alone in the problems you are facing and that there is always someone to lend a guiding hand. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Often times, those struggling with mental health cannot handle their stress properly which can affect their choices. The most important thing I learned from this panel was that if you are not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems, you should getting professional help, connect with others, stay positive, get physically active, get enough sleep, and most importantly, develop coping skills. Following my own research regarding mental health, I learned that the winners of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Case Competition in October was a team of Michigan Ross MBAs who developed The Comfort Zone — an organization that seeks to help students achieve a healthy and balanced graduate student experience. The Comfort Zone does so by raising the awareness and utilization of existing health and wellness resources on campus and connecting a diverse community of students who value well-being. It’s a platform that makes it easier for the graduate student community to access the resources and people that support mental health on campus which illustrates that Michigan Ross is determined to help all of its students who are struggling with mental health, not just its undergraduates. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please do not hesitate to seek help.