University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
"How are you doing?"
I'm fine.

"Are you doing okay?"
I'm good.

"How are you feeling?"
I'm okay.

We've all had conversations like this, a quick question with the expectation of a quick answer. It's habit. It's what some might call normal. Most of us don't dig deeper. We don't ask the follow up question. We take it at face value that our colleagues are, in fact, fine or okay. But the fact is, not everyone is fine. A lot of our colleagues aren't okay.

There are many things going on in our country that are weighing heavy on our Spartan community, from a pandemic, to violence against Black men and women, to protests and people seeking real change, to legal battles and decisions affecting the often marginalized groups. People seem to be digging deeper, listening more, and trying to better understand what their colleagues are feeling, what they're going through. We should all strive to educate ourselves about the world around us, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. At times it can feel overwhelming.

So what can you do?

Whether you are seeking a place to be heard or a place to learn and understand, there are numerous resources available on and off-campus that may help.
In addition, we recently announced a dedicated counselor for faculty and staff. More information can be found here.

If you'd like help getting started, please feel free to reach out to me or the UP leadership team. We're here for you.
MyWell-being now on University Personnel Website
We have redesigned the health and well-being pages on the University Personnel website to provide more resources to support a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle for our employees. You will now find MyWell-being in the main navigation on our page and will find several categories of health and well-being information on the page including counseling resources, housing information, nutrition resources, fitness, and much more. These pages will continue to grow and expand as more resources become available. 

If you have any questions or have another resource to add to the site, please email up-well-being@sjsu.edu.
Visit MyWell-being Now!

Don't forget to share your Good News SJSU stories with us! Send us photos of an activity you participated in, share "words of wisdom" from your kids, tell us what's been helping you cope through these trying times. Your shared stories help us come together as a community.

Not sure what to share? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • How are you balancing your time between work and home life?
  • How have you been staying active?
  • A big project that you procrastinated doing for months & finally finished.
  • Something your kids have been involved in.
  • A new volunteer opportunity; a new hobby.
  • You welcomed a new baby, got engaged, got married, or other life event.
  • An act of kindness that someone did for you or you did for someone else.
Seacrist Baby Pic.JPG
Photo submitted by Lesley Seacrist

Lesley Seacrist and wife Lora-Lee welcomed their first child on March 29th, 2020. Shiloh Rose Seacrist is now almost three months old! 

--Lesley Seacrist/University Library

Last Updated Aug 31, 2022