Ndi Travelsafety Graduates 2

Mental Health

ONE IN FOUR NOTRE DAME STUDENTS ABROAD REPORT MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES, MAKING IT THE #1 REPORTED CONCERN.

Getting Good Sleep

McDonald Student Wellness Center’s offers a customized McWellSleep Toolkit, a 21-day sleep aid program.

Somni, also a sleep program was created by a member of Notre Dame's Class of 2014. Sleep kits are available for purchase; enter SMARTSLEEP to receive $15 off.

Assess Yourself

A healthy mindset means you take care of yourself every day. Especially when traveling abroad, there may be challenges to maintaining good mental health. The Center for Disease Control offers resources.

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional; it is a checkup from your neck up. The University of Michigan offers an online assessment tool.

Medication and Healthcare Professionals

As soon as you activate GeoBlue, review their resources and confirm legality of and access to medications and professionals in your area of travel. Talk to your current provider about the transfer of services and medications. 

Resources Selected by University Counseling Center (UCC)

Indiana Law prohibits counselors from offering services to students while abroad. The UCC shares self-help resources.

Connect With Others

  • Talk about your experiences.
  • Listen to local resources.
  • Stay in touch with family and program staff.
  • If you have questions, ask them.
  • Have both a routine and emergency communication plan.

In an Emergency

If you are in trouble, don't hesitate to reach out. Notre Dame Security Police can connect you with the right resources for your needs. Call NDSP at +1 574 631 5555 anytime, day or night.