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 Health and Wellness Newsletter
for wellness programming. April is Healthy State Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month
. Show your support by signing the Start by Believing pledge and use the hashtag #StartByBelievingGSU to show support for the Georgia State University community. Throughout the month we will be posting on BeWellGSU Instagram ways to help survivors of sexual assault, by taking the first step of believing them. Check out our Health and Wellness Newsletter
for more health and wellness programs during April.
Join us for Real Talk: Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? We have teamed up with Kaiser Permanente physicians to provide this discussion and answers to your questions. Join us Thursday April 22nd from noon-1 p.m. on WebEx. Click here to join the discussion. Earn pounce rewards by registering here.
Join us for DeStress Fest April 19th-May 4th. This is a collaboration with several campus partners. For a calendar of events visit DeStressFest.
How to Cope with Stress During Times of Uncertainty
Coping with Stress Related to COVID-19
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.
Weekly Virtual Programming for Stress Management:
- Monday Meditation meditate with us on BeWellGSU Instagram Live Mondays at 10 a.m.
- Journal Time GSU Live Journal with us on BeWellGSU Instagram Live Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
- Take Care Tuesday watch a video on our BeWellGSU YouTube Channel to help you use art and creativity to manage stress.
- Thankful Thursday read a BeWellGSU Instagram post which helps you include more gratitude into your daily life.
- Mindful Walk each Thursday at 11 a.m. take a mindful walk with our graduate assistant to get out in nature and connect. BeWellGSU Instagram live.
- Sunday Pounce on Joy provides an inspiring message on BeWellGSU Instagram for the week ahead.
Be well. Do well.
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