Students should be encouraged to be vigilant about maintaining their mental health which can be exacerbated by the stress of completing course work when there are ongoing financial, legal, housing, and other anxieties. As faculty, we should set high expectations in our courses for the students’ benefit while simultaneously showing empathy and compassion to students dealing with anxiety. Please encourage students to ask for help within and beyond AAU. If a student approaches you with mental health concerns, please refer them to the Directors as a first step. We can connect them to the resources available to them.
Links to More Information
- Information about health insurance can be found here:
- Students who are covered through Anthem have direct, member only, access to Octave Mental Health.
- Domestic students who are not covered through Anthem can access mental health resources through the Jed Foundation here:
Available to AAU students is the Jed Foundation. A non-profit based in NYC, the Jed Foundation provides free resources for college-age students who are struggling with their mental health. Their “wellness” section is particularly helpful.
Download PDF List of Virtual Resources
PDF file contains links to Crisis and Non-Emergency Lines, Mental Health Resources, Medical Resources, COVID-19 Resources.
AAU Contact Persons
List of people who have helped ARH students access mental health care professionals in the past:
Sarah Lindley, Accessibility Manager
Academy Resource Center (ARC), Accessibility Resources
79 New Montgomery Street, Room 356 | San Francisco, CA 94105
Reception: 415-618-3775 | M-F 9am-5pm PST
Anne Steckler, Student Academic Support Coordinator
Academy Resource Center (ARC)
79 New Montgomery, room 375 | San Francisco, CA 94105
Appointment Calendar: http://bit.ly/appointments-annesteckler