Tools for What's Happening Now
2020 has been a year of great change related to the pandemic, systemic racism and oppression, political tensions, and other stressful events of the year. To help you navigate these challenging times, we've put together these tools for what's happening now:
Support for Political Stress
Explore our library of strategies and tools for finding peace from political stress. Includes information on being an engaged citizen, fact-checking, and tools for living in alignment with your values, finding moments of tranquility, and taking good care of your body, mind, and energy.
Explore our political stress support library.
Navigating the Pandemic
Coping with COVID Library
These are challenging times. There can be fear, stress, and anxiety related to COVID-19. Campus Health is here to support you. through it.
Explore our library of tips and resources for coping with COVID-19.
Free Workshop: Peace in the Pandemic
COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of our lives including social and family relationships and academics. Constant worries about getting sick and general isolation have taken a toll on our individual and collective mental health. Our new Peace in the Pandemic workshop educates participants about neurophysiological responses to threat, mindfulness, and self-care, and provides guidance for how to keep moving forward when feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.
Call CAPS at 520-621-3334 or speak with a CAPS provider for more information on joining this free workshop.
Support for Students in Isolation Housing
CAPS is offering a free drop-in support group Mondays and Fridays 4-5 pm and mindfulness exercises led by the Mindful Ambassadors Wednesdays 11-11:30 am for students in isolation housing. Drop in as you are, no need to sign up.
Get the details here:
Racism, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and CAPS’ Commitment to Action
CAPS joins with the entire country in expressing our sorrow, grief, outrage, and call to action regarding the racial injustices and tragedies that began hundreds of years ago and continue today. These events impact all of us, and we deplore structural and systemic race bias and discrimination, whether consciously driven or not. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, with humility and compassion. As your mental health center, CAPS is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. CAPS services are for every University of Arizona student, including students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, and sizes. We welcome you.
Explore our Black Lives Matter library of resources and tips for speaking out against racism.
Students of Color Free Support Group
Now more than ever, the University of Arizona recognizes that it is critically important for students of color to be able to connect with and get support from their communities, regardless of physical distance. To help meet that need, CAPS offers a free, biweekly, drop-in support group specifically for students of color, with the goal of creating a safe and easily accessible space for you to seek support if you need it.
Get the details here: