It is important for you to be well so that you can keep on learning during the pandemic. To support students, the Counseling Center is available. If you have a concern about your mental health or need an urgent consult please call 404-413-1640 to consult with a staff member or make an appointment. After hours the counselor on-call can be reached for crisis consultation by calling 404-413-1640 and following the prompts. For those students who have already come into the Counseling Center for support please check your Georgia State University email for service updates and additional resources regularly. Wellness programs will take place virtually. Review our Integrated Health Wellness Programs Newsletter
for wellness programming. October focuses on Stress management. Review our Stress Busters Series Newsletter
for upcoming wellness activities for the month of October. Visit #BeWellGSU and #GSUStressbusters on Instagram for more information.
How to Cope with Stress During Times of Uncertainty
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing people to be extremely stressed. People are worried about their health, the health of others, school, work, how to access things they need and what to expect next. These are normal reactions to uncertain situations. According to the CDC
, individuals who are stressed by a disease outbreak can have changes in eating, sleep patterns, worsening of chronic health conditions and difficulty concentrating. Social distancing can also impact us. According to SAMSHA, social distancing can lead some to feel isolated, lonely, frustrated, angry, anxious and depressed. Many people are searching for ways to manage stress during this time of uncertainty. Here are some tips to help:
- Get the facts: facts help fight fear and anxiety. Knowing the facts helps get rid of any rumors which can lead to unnecessary worry. Visit the Georgia State University Coronavirus webpage for COVID-19 information.
- Acknowledge how you feel: It is O.K. to feel what you feel. Try not to spend unnecessary energy fighting your emotions.
- Stay connected: Increase your support system connect by phone, email, social media, text or video chat.
- Take a break from COVID-19 media coverage.
- Make time to relax: take a deep breath in through your nose and slowly let it out through your mouth.
Be well. Do well.
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