Coping with COVID-19
- The Counseling Center will be reaching out to students who have previously scheduled appointments.
- If you have non-emergency questions or need additional help locating resources in your home area, you can leave a message at 315-386-7314. You can also email, Melinda Miller, Director of Counseling, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Sheppard, Counselor, at email@example.com. Phone messages and emails are checked regularly during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
- If you need assistance with finding a therapist back home or elsewhere, visit ADK Wellness Connections.
- click on Find Resources
- enter your zip code
- select mile radius
- select “Mental/Behavioral Health”
- click “Find Results”
Additional Information for any students who are contacted by phone:
- Phone consultations are calls lasting approximately 15-20 min or less.
- These calls are check-ins and are not intended to provide therapy.
- These calls are meant to provide mental health first aid, brief problem-solving, and assistance with identifying services available in a student’s home community.
Know that it is normal to experience a range of emotional reactions to this evolving public health situation. This may include worries about loved ones, practical considerations related to educational barriers, and other personal concerns. Here is a list of resources below that you may find helpful.
- From SUNY Geneseo Coping with Crises and Tragic Events
- From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- From the CDC, Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- From the CDC, Stigma and Resilience
- From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- From Mindful, How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic
- From NPR and Spotify,A Playlist with 6 Hours of Soothing Music
How to Cope with Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Other Helpful Pages
- Free Health & Wellness Apps, a vetted list of apps addressing various health, mental health, and wellness issues
- Self-Help and Self-Care, free online screenings and other general self-care strategies
Additional Resources can be accessed Outside of business hours, at the following numbers:
- Reachout, our local 24-hour hotline (315-265-2422)
- 24- hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741
- University Police (315-386-7777)
IMPORTANT: If you are in crisis (at risk of taking your own or someone else’s life, unable to resist urges of severe self-harm, are seeing, hearing or sensing things you know are not there) you can call University Police at 315-386-7777 or go to your local crisis center or emergency room.
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