Coping with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on many areas of our lives, including our mental health and overall well-being. If you find yourself struggling to manage feelings of anxiety, fear, isolation, sadness, grief, low motivation, or uncertainty about the future, you are not alone! These are just a few of the common reactions many people have while trying to adjust to life during these unusual circumstances.

The good news is that support is just a phone call or click away!

Counseling Center Resources

Attend the Coping with COVID-19 Support Group

Mondays from 1:30pm to 3pm (Zoom). A private space for SHSU students to share their experiences and to learn practical strategies to cope with the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. To participate, call the Counseling Center at (936) 294-1720 for a brief consultation with a therapist.

Watch a Helping Kats C.O.P.E. mini workshop.

These workshops give you the basics on managing depression, anxiety, and sleep difficulties as well as good tips on how to support friends and family through their own mental health concerns:


Attend a full-length Helping Kats C.O.P.E. workshop.

These hour-long workshops cover a wide variety of topics, including increasing happiness, developing healthy relationships, learning meditation and mindfulness practices, increasing self-compassion, coping with anger, and much more! Each workshop is led by a Counseling Center clinician.

More Information


Join a therapy group.

Group therapy is an excellent way to decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation while learning strategies to manage common reactions to the pandemic (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress).

Group Therapy Options


Call the Counseling Center Helpline.

Find time to connect and talk through problems with a trained SHSU Helpline volunteer! Call (936) 294-4111 Tuesday-Thursday from 4pm-8pm.


Call the Counseling Center for a Brief Phone Screening.

Unsure which types of services might be right for you? Call the Counseling Center for a brief phone screening with one of our clinicians. Screening clinic hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-11am and 1pm-2:30pm. Call us any time we are open (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) if you are in crisis!

Online Resources

TAO

10-minute video containing practical steps that can help you cope with feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, and anxiety during the pandemic.

TAO Coping During COVID

Want to begin online mental health “classes” through TAO for FREE?

  1. Take the TAO Online Screening Survey
  2. Answer the questions honestly. Your answers will determine which TAO programs will be selected to help improve your mental health.
  3. Use your SHSU email address to register. It’s free, private, and available 24/7!
  4. Try completing a few lessons each week. The more you practice what you learn, the better your results!

HelpGuide.org

Useful tips, strategies, and meditations to help you manage coronavirus-related anxiety, stress, depression, and more.

Visit HelpGuide.org


Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Learn how to work managing feelings of anxiety caused by the pandemic through this workbook.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook


Websites


Texas Mental Health COVID Hotline

Support Line Information


Videos