Making Healthy Choices – College Students & Alcohol
The Higher Education Committee of Ozarks Fighting Back shares tips and resources to help college students explore alternatives and make healthy choices about alcohol use. If you interested in becoming involved with the prevention of underage drinking and more, please contact Emily Buckmaster at email@example.com.
Wellness & Managing Stress
Use these health and wellness tips for college students to keep your mind and body healthy now, with wellness practices that can offer a lifetime of value.
Responses & Excuses for Not Drinking
From college parties to simple get-togethers with friends, these tips can help you navigate any situation.
Alcohol-Free Drink Options
Whether it’s what to order while out or what to bring to the next get-together, this list has you covered with tons of alcohol-free drink options, including some Springfield favorites!
As of December 2021, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates the above annual statistics related to drinking. For college students of legal age who choose to drink, it is important to learn how to drink responsibly and recognize problematic drinking.
Activities, Hobbies & More
There is no shortage of things to do on campus, in Springfield, and beyond. Use these resources to help you find activities, hobbies, and things to do on campus.
There are several benefits gained from volunteering. Among them are the chance to improve your mental health and well-being!
Campus Counseling Resources
Campus counseling centers promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being. Services are provided for students with a variety of personal, social and life-planning concerns.
Nationwide Assistance & Resources
Emergency Contact Information:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7 Hotline or Chat)
988 (3 Digit Number to call)
OR 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
(Spanish and other languages) 1-888-628-9454
(TTY Hearing Imparied) Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Crisis Text Line
Text “MHFA” to 74174 to speak with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor, a volunteer who has been trained to help with problem-solving and will address the caller’s situation.