Counseling Services wants you to know you are not alone!
As we are all adjusting in these uncertain times we want you to know that help is available. We have developed a library of resources that you can explore to help manage the stress, sadness, and anxiety many are facing during this unprecedented time in our lives.
Check out this video series including helpful tips from Dr. Mark Eades, with a special virtual round table discussion with staff from Campus Recreation and Wellness:
It is important to tend to you mental health and well-being. Create an individualized coping plan using this Coping Worksheet. Identify helpful strategies to help cope and strengthen your resilience.
Basics for Better Sleep can help you to set and maintain a healthy sleep routine as necessary part of keeping your brain and body healthy.
This Guide to Medication Management offers valuable information if taking prescribed medications is a part of maintaining your mental health.
The JED Campus Learning Community has shared a resource from Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity about your substance use while being home: Your Happy Hour May Be Virtual But Your BAC is Real.
WellTrack is a *NEW* free resource that is available to all Elon students. It can help you to understand your feelings of stress, anxiety and/or depression, and teach you techniques to minimize these feelings. WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental wellbeing. To register for an account, download the WellTrack app. Elon students can register using their Elon email.
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) gives you access to resources that can help you handle life and feel your best emotionally. TAO offers videos, activity logs, and other tools that you can interact with anytime and anywhere you have internet access. TAO modules include guided activities to help overcome anxiety, practice mindfulness skills, and learn strategies to avoid dwelling on your concerns and to develop more helpful thinking patterns. It is easy to sign up for TAO resources using your Elon email.
Check out this TAO video on “Coping through Coronavirus”
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) offer some helpful tips about mental health, social distancing, and coping during COVID-19 including important facts to help to stop the spread of rumors.
The College Student’s Guide to Stress Management by Purdue University Global.We know that trying to juggle college with the demands of family, work, and life can get a little crazy. This infographic showcases some stress management strategies for college students. Take a deep breath and enjoy.
An Open Letter to NCAA Student Athletes from the members of the NCAA Division I, II and III Student-Athlete Advisory Committees addresses the heartbreak and unforeseen challenges created for student-athletes. A list of resources and recommendations shared by the NCAA Sport Science Institute is also included.
Due to emotional challenges of COVID 19, there are more mindfulness resources now than ever before. On an ordinary day, mindfulness is a mechanism to increase self-awareness, reduce anxiety, manage stress, improve concentration and memory. In these extraordinary times, these benefits bolster mindfulness as a means to our much needed peace of mind. Explore this Guide of Mindfulness Resources during COVID-19.
Webinars and Virtual Workshops
Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought to improve your relationship with food and body.
Check our these thoughtful Quarantine Meal and Snack Ideas!
Mindful Yoga. In a typical yoga class, one would use their body to create poses in order to build strength, improve stamina, and practice balance. Mindful Yoga incorporates these practices into each class, but puts a heavier focus on linking body and mind.
Enjoy this Mindful Yoga experience, led by Allison Agresti
Stop Trying, Start Sleeping. A brief research supported discussion around establishing habits that will help you stop trying to sleep, and start getting to sleep. Workshops will last around 15-20 minutes and include around 5 students. Please email Jeremy Bryant for more information and to sign up.
SoulCollage®! Want to try something creative? SoulCollage® is a creative process of making cards using visual images to represent different aspects of yourself, your community, and other important influences in your life. While there are many facets of SoulCollage®, in this outreach we focus on using the process as a tool to invite self-reflection, intuition and insight.
To learn more about SoulCollage® check out this short video.
Carnice Covert, Psy.D., HSP-P., is a trained SoulCollage® Group Facilitator, and offers this outreach workshop for personal enrichment purposes and is not intended for therapeutic or clinical purposes.
More Free Online Content for Mind & Body
Feel Better Yoga is offering free live stream and recorded classes.
Nike Training Club. Free expertly designed workouts for all fitness levels.
Sanvello. On-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression.
Calm. For sleep, meditation, and relaxation
Headspace. Mindfulness for your everyday life.
The resources offered here are not intended to be therapy nor an alternative to therapy. If you need help connecting to a therapy resource please see the referral resources below. If you are having a life threatening concern or immediate assistance, call 911. If you have an urgent mental health concern, you can reach the Crisis Counselor on Call at, 336-278-5555.
Needing to establish mental health services in your local area?
- The Shrink Space is currently available as a free online referral service to help students locate and connect with a therapist who best fits their mental health needs.
- Psychology Today is an excellent resource guide to mental health providers across the nation.
- Elon Counseling Services Referral Database is helpful to identify local providers within an hour radius of campus.
- iHope Network is great to identify telehealth options.