California Community Colleges Health & Wellness collated these resources to help college faculty, staff, administrators, and students support their mental health, health, basic needs, and wellness. Please check back often as we will keep this list updated with new resources.
We encourage all of us to follow and support one another in staying informed and seeking additional help if mental health support is needed.
How does that financial stress impact students’ studies, and what should educators know about these financial realities? On this podcast, two students facing these challenges share their experience as part of the series about how COVID-19 is impacting education.
While it’s necessary to keep up-to-date and make changes to daily life in order to help control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the constant news cycle coupled with social distancing measures can have a real impact on mental health. During times of change and uncertainty it is ever more important to incorporate self-care and structure into your schedule. And while your typical self-care routine may no longer be available, there are ways to stay healthy and remain connected. Every day take a moment (or more) to take care of yourself.
Many students are dealing with emergency needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and the consequent economic downturn. The economic fallout from the crisis is likely to last months, if not years, and it is therefore crucial that students take action now to shore up their economic stability over the long term at the same time that they address emergent needs. The resources below may not offer immediate relief but are nonetheless crucial to put in place alongside emergency relief measures as quickly as possible.
Support for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19
Recursos para inmigrantes sobre COVID-19 en español—utilice este enlace
Resources for undocumented communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Topics covered include: Addressing Fear and Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks; Health Access & Guidance Regarding Covid-19; Connecting To Free/Low-Cost Resources; Legal Rights and Supports for Workers; Housing; and many more topics. The resource is being updated as more information becomes available. Available in Spanish & English.
Crisis Text Line information and resources for students on how to handle Coronavirus.
If you’re experiencing feelings of worry, irritability, or low mood right now, you’re not alone.
Love is Louder Action Center to provide resources and tips for taking care of physical and mental health and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
Recenter during these uncertain times with a free short meditation.
This Active Minds post describes the potential impact campus closures will have on the mental health and wellbeing of students, staff, and faculty, and shares tips for self-care.
This information from Mount Holyoke College is intended to support students coping with COVID-19, especially students with loved ones in China.
These free resources from Ten Percent Happier include meditations, blog posts, podcasts and talks to help build resilience and calm anxieties.