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College is guaranteed to have some ups and downs and, if you’re doing it right and challenging yourself, you can count on stress. FAU Thrive Student webpages are your one-stop shop for tools to build your own mental strength and support your fellow Owls in their journey. Here you can: find support and help for yourself or a friend; apply for a scholarship for community mental health services; learn more about developing mental strength through videos, blogs, and workshops; find out about departments, courses, and research on mental health and wellness; and become part of our Thrive team.



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Sarah Nevelus, FAU Sophomore | June 25, 2020

Unfortunately, most–if not all–people will experience grief at least once in their life. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or someone you’ve never met, the loss of human life is distressing and difficult to deal with. Grief is an emotional...

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Aniska Casseus, FAU Senior, Thrive Intern | June 18, 2020

There is so much going on right now. We have protests and riots, an airborne virus, virtual graduations, virtual classes, and city-wide curfews! With all these different things going on, how do you find your inner peace? Take a pause.

Aliesha Daise, FAU Graduate Student and Thrive Intern | June 10, 2020

When you ask me if I'm okay... the answer is no. In a world filled with so much hatred, I'm one of the many voices who can admit that I'M TIRED. I'M TIRED of waking up each day and expecting change, and still seeing chaos. Each day is a new story,...

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Christy LaFlamme, Alexia Betances, Michelle Cunningham, and Toluleke Famuyiwa, Keep Moving Cofounders | May 20, 2020

The global pandemic has led to a worldwide lock-in. According to Newcastle University epidemiologist, Nicole Valtorta, “Lacking encouragement from family or friends, those who are lonely may slide into unhealthy habits” (Heart, Vol. 102, No....

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Robin Rubin, MSW | May 14, 2020

Brene Brown uses the phrase FFT’s. I cannot tell you the real meaning….it is X-rated. The PG meaning is First Freaking Time. I am referring to the idea that for all of us, this pandemic is our FIRST ever! So how do we handle this? Nobody has...