These slides are available for use with this section of the presentation. For information about downloading presentation slides, see Introduction.

To close the session, review the Wellness Wheel, the Mental Health Continuum, and the Three Rs Framework.

Review everything you’ve talked about: how to recognize signs of distress in students, how to respond empathically while considering your own limits and a balance of care and respect, and how to refer to appropriate supports for you and for students.

If you haven’t already shared resources, hand out or share the links to any resource sheets available as well as campus and community resources and Handouts 1 and 2.

You might also like to read aloud the Maya Angelou quote to conclude the session.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

—Maya Angelou

Invite questions and comments.

Text Attributions

  • This chapter was adapted from Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students from Distress to Suicide. © Vancouver Island University. Adapted by Barbara Johnston. CC BY 4.0 license.

Media Attributions

  • Wellness Wheel © Jewell Gillies and Amy Haagsma (designer) is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. All icons licensed as CC BY 4.0 » yoga by zidney from the Noun Project | heart rate by Naufal Hudallah from the Noun Project | Book by Studio TROISQUATRE from the Noun Project | Gears by Gregor Cresnar from the Noun Project | Lotus by Brad Avison from the Noun Project | landscape by Creative Stall from the Noun Project | forest by Creative Stall from the Noun Project | Sea Sunset by Creative Stall from the Noun Project | Park by Creative Stall from the Noun Project | gaining by Alice Design from the Noun Project | Tree by Brian Hurshman from the Noun Project.
  • Mental Health Continuum based on the University of Victoria continuum of mental health, which is adapted from Queen’s University’s continuum of mental health and the Canada Department of National Defence continuum of mental health.
  • Diversity speech bubble icons by Louise Wigö is licensed under a CC0 license.


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Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness Copyright © 2023 by Gemma Armstrong; Michelle Daoust; Ycha Gil; Albert Seinen; Faye Shedletzky; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; and Liz Warwick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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