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Coping with Coronavirus Concerns

Psychological Health Tips

Resiliency while socially distant (PDF)

(from the counseling center at UMass Amherst)

  • Acknowledge reactions. Allow yourself time to reflect on what you are feeling and how you may be reacting to any fears and uncertainties of the future.
  • Maintain your day-to-day normal activities and social outlets as much as you can. Resist withdrawing and isolating yourself from the support and caring that others can provide. 
  • Seek accurate information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and limit exposure to social media and news reports that provide no new information.
  • Pay attention to positive news instead of only focusing on negative and fear-producing reports.
  • Follow the protection and prevention tips given by medical professionals such as University Health Services here on campus, national medical authorities, and your own medical doctor.
  • Practice calming rituals: Stay grounded in the present moment, which can help you maintain an internal sense of stability and balance when outside events feel threatening.
  • Seek supports & use campus resources. Reach out to friends and family and learn about campus resources. If you or someone you know has significant distress that does not seem to be getting better, talk about it with others or reach out to CCPH. Your campus community is here to help!

Avoid stigmatizing or generalizing

  • Be aware of your behavior or attitude change toward others from another country.
  • Avoid generalizing anyone who is sick as potentially having the Coronavirus.

Examine any irrational or rigid thoughts that can exist when there is uncertainty.

 

The Counseling Center is currently looking into options for online screening for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, alcohol, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders. The idea behind online screening is that you may find out, in a few minutes, whether or not a professional consultation may be helpful to you. 

While the counseling center does not currently offer online screening, we are willing and able to provide a professional consultation and therapy services to full-time students.

 

Useful Contact Info for UMass Dartmouth

 

Department Name

Phone

Email (if applicable)

Care & Advocacy

508-910-6402

ccocks@umassd.edu

Career Center

508-999-8658

career@umassd.edu

Center for Access and Success

508-999-8711

access_success@umassd.edu

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

508-999-8872

 

Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality (CWGS)

508-910-6567

cwgs@umassd.edu

Counseling Services

508-999-8648

 

Dining Services

508-999-8147

mealplans@umassd.edu

Frederick Douglass Unity House (FDUH)

508-999-9222

 

Health Services

508-999-8982

 

Housing and Residential Education

508- 999-8140

housing@umassd.edu

Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

508-999-8144

leduccenter@umassd.edu

New Student & Family Programs

508-999-8407

orientation@umassd.edu

Peer Health/Live Well

508-910-6965

livewell@umassd.edu

Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL)

508-999-8127

sail@umassd.edu

Student Conduct

508-999-9153

studentconduct@umassd.edu

UMass Dartmouth Police Department

508-999-8107

 

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office

508-999- 8640

vcshannon@umassd.edu

 

 

Call for a Professional Consultation

If you would like to set up a professional consultation, call the Counseling Center at 508.999.8648 or 8650 to schedule an appointment.

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For additional information on critical mental health resources, please check out this link provided by the Online Colleges website: Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students

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