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News of a widespread public health concern like COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can cause feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Many DePaul students as well as students across the nation are dealing with sudden changes to their regular schedules and some are faced with having to relocate quickly. These developments can be stressful and may entail a sense of loss and grief. At the same time, university leaders are working to maximize everyone’s safety and care.
It’s completely expected and appropriate to experience fear during situations like these. It’s also important to know how to manage overwhelming anxiety and keep perspective as the situation unfolds.
@LoveisLouder provides tips, tools, and resources for taking care of your physical and mental health and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
Seize the Awkward offers tips and tools that students can use to encourage conversations between friends and peers about mental health.
Self-Care Strategies from the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping for individuals and communities.
COVID-19 coping session and free mindfulness library from Therapy Assistance Online.
Radical Healing in Times of Uncertainty from Psychology Today.
Jelena Kecmanovice from the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Psychologists provides 7 science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Resources for Coping with Stigma and Developing Resilience
Share Facts about COVID-19 and Reduce Stigma
Stress around the ongoing COVID-19 situation is challenging. The Jed Foundation’s self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise, among other tips for practicing good self care.
See a list of crisis hotlines here.