COVID-19 Resources

Let’s face it, we are in unique times. Campus Mind Works has compiled helpful resources, tools, checklists and stories to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RESOURCES FOR U-M STUDENTS

URGENT / EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services: (734) 936-5900 (24 hours)
  • Counseling & Psychological Services: (734) 764-8312 (Business Hours) | Counselor-on-Duty
  • Counseling & Psychological Services: (734) 764-8312 (After Hours) | Professional Consultation Available

COPING & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • CAPS Services Regarding COVID-19 (Available only to U-M students)
    • Description of services the University of Michigan’s Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) is offering during the pandemic. Current clients who would like to continue services have the option to continue meeting with their counselor primarily through telecounseling with in-person as needed. Students who would like to begin counseling can call CAPS to set up an initial consultation (primarily telecounseling) to discuss your concerns and make plans for the best next steps.
  • CAPS Services and Supports During the Pandemic

    • Links to resources specifically for the U-M community as well as resources from around the country. This is a good place to start if you are looking for overall mental health information related to COVID-19.
  • CAPS Mental Health Care Package: Coping with COVID-19

    • Various resources for practicing physical distancing while maintaining social connection and self-care during the pandemic. This links to various resources available virtually.
  • Online Mental Health Resources

    • Created by the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Wellness, this is a collection of low-cost (mostly free) resources that we hope may support your mental health, especially while many tools we rely on are unavailable.
  • Coping & Practicing Resiliency During COVID-19: Tips for U-M Students

    • Wolverine Wellness provides coping strategies that align with the U-M Model of Well-being. This links to additional resources that are available in Ann Arbor as well as virtually for U-M students.
  • How College Students Can Prioritize Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    • Hannah Connors, 2020 recipient of the George Orley Student Mental Health Advocate Award, shares tips for moving back home, acknowledging your feelings, and how to take care of your mental health.
  • An Athlete’s Guide to Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • The University of Michigan’s Athlete’s Connected article provides general recommendations for coping with the change in daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is targeted for athletes, the recommendations are widely applicable to everyone.
  • The New Perspective: Adapting to Isolation

    • The University of Michigan’s Athletes Connected article is about adjusting to isolation with some helpful positive self-talk when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
  • Peer-Facilitated Support Groups Available only to U-M students
    • The University of Michigan’s Wolverine Support Network is continuing their peer-facilitated support groups through a virtual option. This is a great way to talk about what you’re experiencing, keeping social connectedness, as well as finding support during this unprecedented time. 

Adjusting to Remote Learning

  • Remote Resources Guide (Available only to U-M students)
    • The University of Michigan’s Information & Technology Services provides resources for connecting remotely including: getting started with working remotely, teaching & student engagement, learning & study, research, work, and community & well-being.
  • Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID-19

    • The University of Michigan’s Academic Innovation has created a guide with resources to help you adjust to remote learning. This guide includes tips on staying organized, making the most of video lectures, setting a schedule, working with a group or team, and more.

RESOURCES FROM THE COMMUNITY, STATE, COUNTRY

URGENT / EMERGENCY SERVICES

    • Call 911
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Crisis Text Line: Text “Start” to 741-741
  • Resources from Around the Country
    • CAPS has compiled a list of resources from outside the university that provide credible information about COVID-19. Some of the topics include coping with COVID-19, caring for your anxiety, and tips for physical distancing, quarantine, etc.
  • Daily Life and Coping

    • The Centers for Disease Control provides information and resources for daily life during COVID-19, which includes: household checklist, stress and coping, caring for children, and caring for pets.
  • RESOURCES & SERVICES AVAILABLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    • Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide

      • The University of Michigan Poverty Solutions has created this guide to provide information on how to access programs aimed at supporting Michiganders during the coronavirus outbreak.
    • COVID-19 Resources and Support (Washtenaw County)

      • This is a list of resources created by organizations and community members in Washtenaw County. This document links to many resources ranging from mental health resources, how to support your community, financial support, and more.
    • Resources for Quarantine

      • This is another list of resources that are national, Michigan specific, Washtenaw County specific, LGBTQ+ specific, as well as ways to help. The resources range from free virtual educational/entertainment options, community resources/services, and pharmacies that deliver.
    • Maize & Blue Cupboard (Available only to U-M community)

      • The Maize & Blue Cupboard provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourish food to members of the University of Michigan community. The Maize & Blue Cupboard has extended their hours: Monday-Friday (3-7 p.m.), Saturday & Sunday (12-3 p.m.)
    • Informal UMich COVID-19 Resources

      • This list was curated by students and staff at the University of Michigan who wanted to share available resources with other students. This list includes a wide variety of resources, from offers for free internet/phone service and free storage, to corona comics for kids, to playlists/recipes/tv series that are getting us and our friends through this tough time.
  • FREE VIRTUAL RESOURCES — THINGS TO DO!


    Campus Mind Works Coping Tools


    In addition to these many resources, the following tools can be helpful in developing a new routine, coping with the changes due to the pandemic, and overall wellness. We also have checklists that you may find helpful.

    • Journaling
      • Journaling is a great positive coping skill to practice and is particularly helpful given the change in routine. Not sure where to start? Use this document as a guide!
    • Cognitive Distortions
      • Everyone experiences negative thoughts and this can be especially true during a crisis. Sometimes these negative thoughts can lead to unhealthy thinking patterns that are overly pessimistic; we call these distortions because they are typically not accurate. This tool can help you challenge these thought patterns and think of situations rationally. While this tool is targeted for those with a psychiatric disorder, the skills in this tool are widely applicable.
    • Sleep Diary
      • When there is a major change in routine, it can be difficult to maintain a regular sleep schedule. If you are experiencing difficulty with sleep, this worksheet can be helpful in tracking your sleep habits.
    • Comprehensive Daily Self-Care
      • Self-care is always important and setting self-care goals can be helpful. This tool will help you summarize different components of your self-care routine.
    • Weekly Goal-Setting
      • This tool helps you create weekly self-care goals for the various components of your self-care program – physical activity, fun, eating right, support from others, relaxation, and your own goal. 
    • Weekly Schedule to Increase Motivation
      • Finding motivation to complete tasks can be difficult, particularly when you’re trying to develop a new routine. This tool can help you find daily motivation by identifying activities you enjoy to spark action to take care of responsibilities.
    • Grounding Exercises
      • Sometimes feelings can be overwhelming and can be disruptive and upsetting. Mental and physical grounding exercises can help you manage these feelings by staying in the “here and now” and regain a feeling of safety and control. These exercises can be done anywhere with a little practice!
    • Mindfulness Exercises
      • Much like grounding exercises, mindfulness exercises can help you stay in the “here and now” while also reflecting on your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Consider including these exercises into your daily self-care routine!

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