Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19

As we add resources to help students and the community maintain mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, we will also add them to this page. Please check back often for updates.

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General Mental Health Strategies

This worksheet is a helpful guide to continue to focus on your mental health during this time.


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Psychological Tips for COVID-19 Concerns

Our flyer with Psychological Tips for COVID-19 Concerns has been shared across campus and continues to be one of our most helpful COVID-19 handouts.


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Coping with the Loss of a Family Member, Friend, or Loved One to COVID 19

Unfortunately, COVID-related loss is something a number of students are facing right now. This document is intended as an initial resource, and includes information for how to connect to Counseling and Psychological Services for further support..


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When a Loved One is Diagnosed with COVID 19: How to Cope

This worksheet is a helpful guide to coping when a loved one is diagnosed with COVID.


Video Content

We have created several informational videos related to behavioral health and well-being during the time of COVID-19. Videos are located here on our website and also on our YouTube channel.  Below is a list of additional resources that supports information covered in our videos.

Sexual Health during COVID-19

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In this video, we provide information about sexual health during COVID-19.

Physical Activity and Well-Being during COVID-19

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In this video, we provide information about physical activity and well-being during COVID-19.

Safer Alcohol Use during COVID-19

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In this video, we provide information about safer alcohol use during COVID-19.  Please note that the National Institute of Health does not recommend alcohol use for those under 21 years old.

Safer Cannabis Use during COVID-19

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In this video, we provide strategies for safer cannabis use during COVID-19. It is important to keep in mind that the only way to completely avoid health risks is by choosing not to use cannabis. However, if you decide to use cannabis, we have some strategies that can help lower risk to your health.

Collegiate Recovery: Motivations for Social Distancing

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In this video, we discuss motivations for social distancing for students in recovery.  Specific areas that we cover include: resilience, social connections, service, self-exploration, decreased anxiety, and new gratitude.


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Mindfulness Online Series

Mindfulness practice can be helpful in coping with our distancing and increased anxiety during this strange time. It presents an opportunity to refine awareness, compassion, and reflection in our daily life. CAPS clinicians Megan Cusick Brix and Tyler Hatchel will be providing you with information and tools to increase your mindfulness in daily activities, develop more coping skills, manage distress and remain in the present moment. Each week will include mindfulness concepts and information as well as practical exercises to begin your formal mindfulness practice.


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50 Ways Great Danes De-stress

We've updated one of our most popular handouts to be relevant to students who are working remotely.


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Self-Help Apps

We've updated our self-help apps page with new apps and new categories. Technology can be a great way to continue to stay focused on your mental health.


Crisis Support

  • NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or website (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) for additional resources
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) or text TalkWithUS to 66746
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
  • NYC Well  – Text WELL to 65173

Recovery Resources

The following resources have been created and compiled for students in recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic: