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Find out more about the resources available to promote your mental health. These posts can help direct you to a variety of campus centers and offices.

Why to stop by The Women’s Center

According to the mission statement of the Women’s Center—and the general consensus (I think) of many students on campus—the space is first and foremost “a resource for student activism on gender-related issues.”  Many students may think that because they don’t harbor a feminist agenda, the center does not offer any sort of relevance to their [...]

A sampling of alcohol-related initiatives and resources at Princeton

Princeton is very committed to working with students, faculty, and administrators to effect cultural and behavioral change and address high-risk drinking on campus.  There are a number of important resources and initiatives on campus that focus on this issue.  Below are several of these efforts. Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC) Since its formation in 2007, the [...]

A Real Conversation

My to-do list for today was as daunting as ever. In addition to attending classes, I had homework, job and fellowship applications for next year, my current job on campus, extracurricular activities, and, of course, that beast that everyone either talks about or avoids talking about – the thesis. Add to this the little things [...]


Stress. It quite literally means a disturbance in equilibrium of our mental state. It involves activation of our “flight or fight” response and an increase in adrenaline and cortisol levels. Continuous exposure to stress may have detrimental effects on our mental and physical health. After experiencing an act of power-based personal violence, higher levels of [...]

Being a Healthy Friend

It’s no secret that many, if not all, Princeton students struggle under the strain of intense academics, the demands of extracurriculars and/or athletics, and a competitive, “work hard-play hard” social environment. Not long ago, the New York Times reported on “record levels” of college student stress. In addition, college students often have sources of stress [...]

Welcome to CPS

There are times in everyone’s life when it is useful to have a safe and confidential space to talk with a trained and experienced person about personal issues and challenges. At college, things can get complicated and CPS is a place to go for support to deal with a wide range of issues. Students can [...]