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Fisk University 

Fisk University has partnered with the Black Mental Health Alliance of Nashville to enhance the mental health resources available on and off campus.


  • Breakups or relationship issues

  • Academic demands and pressure to excel

  • Poor academic performance or low grades

  • Financial struggles or student loan debt

  • Pressure to maintain a certain social status or fit in with peers

  • Feelings of isolation or homesickness

  • Marginalization or feeling misunderstood or out of place

  • Worry or concern about family members back home

  • Lack of support from family or community members

  • Substance abuse or unhealthy coping mechanisms

  • Sleep deprivation or disrupted sleep patterns

  • Feeling overwhelmed or unable to manage responsibilities

  • Grief or loss, such as the death of a loved one

  • Questioning gender identity or sexuality

  • Conflict with friends or strained relationships

  • Struggles in extracurricular activities, such as sports or clubs

  • Unmet expectations or disappointment with oneself or others.

Ways to De-Stress

  • Regular exercise or physical activity, such as going for a walk, jog or participating in a fitness class.

  • Good nutrition and a healthy diet can have positive effects on both physical and mental health.

  • Adequate sleep and establishing a regular sleep routine can help reduce stress and improve cognitive function.

  • Mindfulness practices, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga, can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  • Engaging in hobbies or creative outlets can provide an outlet for stress relief and enhance feelings of well-being.

  • Time management skills can help students balance their academic workload with other responsibilities, reducing feelings of stress and overwhelm.

  • Utilizing campus resources, such as counseling services, academic support, and career centers, can help students manage stress and achieve their goals.

  • Developing and maintaining a support system, such as friends, family, or peers, can provide emotional support and help students cope with stress.

  • Learning and implementing effective study skills, such as taking breaks, managing distractions, and using active recall, can improve academic performance and reduce stress.

  • Limiting caffeine and alcohol intake can help students manage their stress levels and promote overall health.

  • Taking breaks and engaging in self-care activities, such as reading, taking a hot bath, or watching a movie, can help students recharge and reduce stress.

  • Seeking help from a mental health professional or therapist can help students manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

  • Creating a study group or working with a tutor can help students manage stress and improve academic performance.

  • Practicing assertiveness and effective communication skills can help students navigate social relationships and reduce interpersonal stress.

  • Setting realistic goals and expectations can help students manage stress and avoid feelings of overwhelm or burnout.

  • Participating in extracurricular activities or volunteer work can provide a sense of purpose and enhance feelings of well-being.

  • Incorporating humor and laughter into daily life can help reduce stress and promote positive emotions.

Mental Health Resources for Fisk Students

Crisis Textline

  • Text HELLO to 741741

People of Color Crisis Text line

  • text STEVE to 741741


Muslim Crisis Text Line 

  • Text SALAM to 741741

Heal With Us

Support Groups

Creating a safe space for us to discuss our struggles and heal. 


Sharing tools of  mindfullness and mediation with our community members. 

Mental health kickbacks

Creating space and time for joy to sustain our collective mental health.

Black Mental Health Resources 

Check out our comprehensive directory of mental health resources made for us. 

Mental Health Resources in Nashville

Browse the mental health resources in Nashville, TN 

National Mental Health Resources 

Browse through our national mental health resource directory.

Black Therapist in TN

Find a Black therapist in Tennessee 


We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

(615) 669-7015

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