There are many changes ahead for fall 2020, and students will soon be adapting to the new normal for the semester. The Counseling Services team is ready to help the campus community with the transition, offering a number of mental health resources as students move through the process.
Stay safe. Stay social. Social connections are some of the most important and fulfilling aspects of going to college. We want you to have fun. We want you to spend time with friends. We want you to get to know new people. However, we want you to do it safely. The policies we have created are designed to balance the importance of safety with the mental health and life enrichment importance of social connection.
Tips to manage pandemic-related anxiety
Techniques to manage pandemic-related anxiety:
- Try to maintain a regular sleep schedule.
- Maintain good nutrition and regular meals.
- Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption.
- Stay active and spend time outdoors if possible.
- Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing, etc.
- Stay connected and check in with others regularly.
- Develop and maintain a routine.
- Read out for support if needed.
- Limit the time you spend taking in COVID-19 news.
- Monitor local, state and federal health sites for updated and accurate information.
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