Coping With Stress Related To COVID-19

A message from us, to you:

These are challenging times.  There can be fear, stress, and anxiety related to COVID-19. We want you to know Campus Health is here to support you. 

If you are a University of Arizona student and would like to talk with a mental health counselor, please call Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) at (520) 621-3334. 

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741​.


Below are some resources to help you manage stress and anxiety during uncertain times:

This pandemic is stressful in a lot of ways, but we’re all in this together figuring it out, and there are absolutely things you can do to feel better.

Stay Well

That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief Harvard Business Review interview with David Kessler

Reach Out

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:  Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Are you experiencing a mental health crisis? Visit our Crisis Resources & Hotlines page to learn more about identifying a crisis and reaching out for help.

Stay Informed

 

Apps: 

CALM: Soothing meditations, mindfulness resources, and more.

Grid Diary: An easy way to track healthy habits, the day's tasks, and reflect on your life.

Mind Shift: Evidence-based tools and exercises for anxiety, worry, panic, and perfectionism.

Relax Melodies: Soothing music for sleep and relaxation.

What's Up: A free, evidence-based app for coping with depression, stress, and more. Available for IOS and Android.

See our full list of helpful apps and online resources: Online Self-Help Tools & Apps

Handouts and Worksheets: 

10 Tips for Coping With COVID-19 from Campus Health Handout

Somatic Coping in a Pandemic Handout

Virtual Collegiate Recovery Resources from ARHE

 

Following (and limiting your time on) reliable media sources for COVID-19 updates can help your mental health.  Here are some reliable sources:

5 Tips to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

COVID-19 News

Arizona Department of Health Services @AZDHS
Center for Disease Control @cdcgov
Pima County Health Department @pchd
Visual Capitalist: The Best 7 COVID Resources We've Discovered So Far
World Health Organziation @WHO

Mental Health During COVID-19 Resources
Active Minds @active_minds
AFSP National @afspnational
CDC @cdcgov
Crisis Text Line @crisistextline