A Tour of Student Wellness Resources: Flourishing at NU

Attending college can be an exciting time of your life as you gain new knowledge, master new skills, and make connections as you prepare for your dream career. However, the American Psychiatric Association warns attending college can also be overwhelming and stressful, placing students at risk for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders.

At National University, we believe holistic wellness is integral to student learning and success. We invite you to take a tour of NU Student Wellness resources that will help you maintain healthy habits and a healthy state of mind as you achieve your academic goals.

Student Wellness at National University

Traditionally, higher education has centered on academic achievement, but leading institutions like NU recognize the profound connection between students’ mental, emotional, and physical well-being and their academic success. That’s why we prioritize student wellness and offer a large suite of free student wellness services to help address:

  • Mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression
  • Housing, financial, and food insecurities
  • Financial wellness and budgeting
  • Other personal matters

Whether you need solutions-focused and options counseling or a referral to University or community resources, we’re here to serve you. If you’re a student and would like an NU Wellness staff member to reach out to you directly about a non-life-threatening emergency, submit a request, and we’ll contact you within 48 business hours.

If you or someone near you is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or know someone who does, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here.

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Student Wellness Services and Resources

Wellness is a lot like good study habits. It’s a practice that’s cultivated over time. But if you’re pressed for time — as most college students are — it’s good to know NU’s Student Wellness services and resources are convenient and readily available.

Online Wellness Resources

Whether you’re trying to eat a healthier diet, squeeze in more exercise, get a better night’s sleep, or stress less, NU’s online wellness resources can provide you the information you need to take action steps. For students experiencing suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, bullying, mental illness, or another interpersonal crisis, this list of national resources, community service agencies, and hotlines can provide help.


National University partners with TimelyCare, a virtual mental health and well-being program that provides students access to 24/7 virtual mental healthcare from anywhere in the United States at no cost, either online or through the TimelyCare app.

Whether you’re anxious or overwhelmed, you’ll be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device. Licensed providers are available to offer mental health support via phone or secure video visits. TimelyCare’s counselors can treat or discuss a wide range of common conditions and issues, including stress, anxiety, relationships, and depression. In addition to free counseling visits and 24/7 mental health support, there are a wide range of self-care resources students can engage with as well such as yoga classes, guided meditations, healthy cooking classes, and more.


This customized online tool helps students, employees, and Veterans locate resources, both on and off campus, based on their individual needs and concerns. The platform empowers NU faculty and staff to offer more than traditional academic assistance. Now, when students bring up issues to their instructors beyond classroom content, faculty can provide students with a direct link to the appropriate resources available within ConcernCenter. Here are the most searched concerns: stress, saving money, food, internet, computers, utilities, student discounts, and housing concerns.


Students can learn tips and tools for mental wellness, including dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress, through this confidential online portal (pin: national) that can be used on a laptop, phone, or tablet. The program walks students through interactive tools and activities to help them learn about and change negative thoughts and behaviors. The program can be easily personalized, allowing students to focus on topics most relevant to them.

Referral Form

If you’d like to connect directly with a team member, please complete the online referral form. Staff and faculty can refer students, and students can complete the form as a self-referral. Student Wellness seeks to provide support to students who are experiencing issues outside of the classroom setting that are impacting their ability to be successful in their coursework. While issues can vary, they commonly involve mental health concerns, a housing emergency or lack of adequate shelter, food insecurity, and other personal matters.

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Benefits of Using NU Wellness Services

Half of students say their physical health and wellness stand in the way of their academic success, according to a Student Voice survey from Inside Higher Ed. The survey also reveals reducing stress is students’ top health and wellness goal, followed by eating a healthier diet, getting more sleep, and getting more exercise.

Help to achieve these goals, and more is among the benefits of using NU Wellness services.

“No one comes close to the level of student wellness, care, empathy, and resources as NU’s Student Wellness,” one student says. “I’m grateful for the advice, guidance to available student resources for stress management, timely responses, routine follow-ups, wellness checks, and even calls. I have a more balanced mindset, better stress management, and focus toward completing my curriculum.”

As National University supports students every step of the way on their educational journey, NU faculty, and staff can rely on NU Wellness services to respond to students’ needs outside of the classroom. “Every time I have referred a student to NU Wellness Services, staff has responded promptly and professionally to my concerns,” one faculty member says. “They have reached out to our student immediately; and when the connection was made, helped them to understand and access NU’s resources.”


National University recognizes that balancing responsibilities at a job, home, and school can be a struggle, especially if students don’t carve out time for self-care. Our Student Wellness staff, available via videoconferencing or by phone, are here to help. Please submit a request or contact us to schedule an appointment and allow 24 business hours for a response.

Student Wellness Office
National University
9388 Lightwave Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 858-541-7784

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