COLLEGE STATION, TX — The outbreak of COVID-19 has been stressful for many people and communities.
However, mental health resources are readily available online to help you cope.
Counseling & Psychological Services at Texas A&M University offers a variety of resources for managing stress, fear, and anxiety while you’re social distancing.
"Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause a host of emotional responses," the website says. "This page suggests ways to care for your mental health during these experiences and provides resources for more help."
The resources available on the TAMU page helps people describe feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing and/or self-isolation.
Sections include: What to expect typical reaction, what to expect after time spent in self isolation, way to support yourself, and how to support someone engaging in self isolation.
The site also provides a long list of outside resources for people struggling with their mental health.
Some of these include:
- HelpLine is available after business hours to talk about anything. 979-845-2700
- Sanvello is a great self-help app for managing stress, anxiety & depression.
- Aggie Mental Health & Wellness Resource Calendar - April 2020
- Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 24/7, toll-free at 833-986-1919
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline - 24/7, 1-800-846-8517, Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 - guidance from the CDC
- 7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety - from The Conversation website
- Managing Coronavirus Anxiety: 10 Practical Suggestions - from clinical psychologist Nick Wigwall, Ph.D.
To visit the website, click here.