Coping with COVID19
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause a wide range of thoughts, reactions, and emotions.
- Anxiety, worry
- Feelings of helplessness
- Social withdrawal
- Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
- Race/Identity-related stress
While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.
- Get the facts. Stay informed with the latest health and campus information.
- Keep things in perspective. Limit worry and agitation by decreasing your COVID-19 information intake. Although you should get the facts and stay informed, remember to take a break and focus on the positive in your life or things you have control over.
- Stay Healthy. Adopt healthy hygienic habits: wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer frequently, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Seek Help. If your anxiety or worry is feeling overwhelming, see additional help from our office. Call (616) 331-3266 or drop into our office in 206 Student Services Building.