The prosocial Project

Be a pro


Why pro?

A pro is…

  • Prosocial

    Helps their friends

  • Proactive

    Steps up to help and knows where and when to seek help

  • Promotes

    Takes steps to promote physical and mental wellbeing

  • Provides

    Provides support to their friends and community

Being a pro is about protecting yourself and your friends when you’re partying. It’s about being proactive when you see a friend who appears to be in trouble and providing support for them. It’s also about helping them find professional help if they need it. Being prosocial is about being there for one another and promoting a healthy, compassionate campus culture.

Are you a pro? This website has all kinds of information about how to be a pro; how to party safer, tips for good mental health, how to watch out for your friends, how to start those hard conversations, and where you can go for help when you need it.

How to Party like a pro

Not everyone drinks when they party, but if you do make sure you drink like a pro — that means having a good time, but also protecting yourself and your friends from something bad happening. Check out some of the ways you and your friends can party like a pro.

Fact Or Fiction?

How to promote Mental Health

Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community. Mental health is just as important as physical health, but we don't always know how to maintain good mental health.

Here are some helpful tips to reduce stress and promote good mental health:

Does My Friend Have a problem?

Sometimes it's hard to tell. Most people won't walk up to someone they're close to and ask for help. But, there are certain warning signs that may indicate that you, or your friends, are having troubles with mental health and/or substance use. Learning these signs will help you be there to support your friends when they need you and help you take care of yourself!

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How Can I provide Support?

If you think that you or your friend may be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem, here are some of the ways that you can help:

  • Give yourself a break

    Often we're our toughest critics. If you're struggling, give yourself a break!

  • Find what works

    Learning how to manage a mental illness can be tough, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment.

  • Find support

    There are many people out there who want to help you. You don’t need to do this alone!

  • Accept yourself

    Accepting yourself and accepting your limits as an individual is an important part of beginning your recovery

  • Take care of yourself

    Spending time doing things that relieve stress won’t make all of your problems go away, but it can help you deal with them.

  • Never keep thoughts of suicide a secret

    If you're considering suicide or self-harm DO NOT keep it a secret!

  • Reach out

    Sometimes it's hard to start the conversation. It's important to choose the right time and place, so you can express yourself clearly without seeming intimidating.

  • Start the conversation

    Don’t worry about not understanding everything that your friend is going through, or not knowing exactly the right thing to say.

  • Listen

    Sometimes the best thing you can do to help your friend is to listen to them and let them express how they feel.

  • Talk about seeking help

    It's important that you support your friend, but they may benefit from talking to someone else, like a doctor or counsellor.

  • Don't get caught up

    Supporting a friend isn’t just about sharing worries and concerns – it’s also about keeping up with the things you enjoy and spending time together as friends.

  • Never keep talk of suicide a secret

    If your friend discloses that they're considering suicide or self-harm DO NOT keep it a secret!

Need Help?

There's only so much you can do alone and there are plenty of supports out there to help you or your friend.

Not sure what to do? Get connected with one of these resources:

Is This an Emergency?
Do You Want To Talk To Someone?
Do You Want More Information?
Unsure If this is an emergency?
  • Are you or a friend experiencing and alcohol or drug overdose?
  • Are you or a friend considering suicide or self-harm?
  • Are you or a friend in danger or at risk of harm?

If yes is the answer to any of these this IS an EMERGENCY! Please contact one of the these services

If still unsure, contact DAL security, they will help connect you the right place If no, please contact one of these other professional or peer resources

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