A sense of belonging is crucial to maintaining emotional and mental wellness. Mental health
conditions like anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and others are often associated with lack of
belonging and at their worst can lead to community and social withdrawal. Being connected to
community support helps us to manage stress and often allows for more ideas for ways to cope. The
following resources can help establish a sense of belonging and community on campus.
: A free, 24/7,
safe and anonymous online community for students to discuss and receive support around mental and
emotional health needs.
Get to Know Your Village
A list of offices and departments at Loyola all working to foster a sense of belonging on
Green Bandana Brigade
group of individuals committed to destigmatizing mental health and spreading awareness of campus,
local, and national resources for students in need of support.
Counseling Center Quarterly Newsletter: The Retreat
: Quarterly publication that shares Counseling Center updates and highlights resources
addressing self-agency, justice and equity, campus partnerships.