Personal Counseling Center

Managing your Mental Health While Quarantined

 


March 14, 2020

To our Campus Community,

With the news and media coverage of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is normal to experience feelings of fear and anxiety. Due to the nature of this public health concern, our lives have had to change very quickly. The University is implementing new procedures to keep our campus community safe. Students are being encouraged not to return to campus, and faculty will be moving from face-to-face instruction to remote or online instruction through March 27. The serious nature of this outbreak combined with all the necessary, immediate changes, are going to cause an emotional response. Any overwhelming fear, disbelief, and anxiety you may be experiencing are normal and appropriate.

It is important to know how to manage overwhelming anxiety and fear in a way that helps us keep perspective as this situation continues to develop. Here are some resources you may find helpful:

We care about your health and well-being and hope you will utilize these and other health resources to help keep you informed and well.

Lindsay Barber, MSA
Director of Health Services


The Counseling Center provides a place where students can have conversations with licensed counselors who provide a supportive and understanding environment. Students seek counseling for a variety of concerns including: 

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship struggles
  • identity concerns
  • traumatic events
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts
  • drugs and alcohol
  • family problems
  • adjustment to college life
  • anything that causes the student to struggle or doubt