Our counseling staff has gathered resources to help students and families minimize concerns and to offer guidance on managing and coping with stress related to COVID-19.
It is important to take care of not only your physical health but also your emotional well-being during our current national emergency. Follow these tips for taking care of your whole self:
- Practice good hygiene to minimize germs: wash hands frequently and thoroughly, eat nutritious meals, get plenty of sleep, exercise, use social distancing and engage in relaxation/meditation.
- Stay tuned with your psychological health and reach out for help when necessary.
- Contact a counselor, clergy member, doctor, social worker. In crisis, call 911 or the Crisis Center of North Texas (800) 273-8255.
- Stay connected to loved ones. Use technology to communicate if you are unable to meet in person. Share your concerns and gratitudes.
- Take note of how your loved ones are feeling and acting. Support them by letting them know you care and connecting them to resources.
- Avoid excessive media coverage, but stay informed by reliable resources
Family resources for coping with COVID-19Expand All
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
- Anxiety and world news
- APS article re coronavirus
- Coronavirus anxiety: 4 ways to cope with fear
- Managing anxiety age by age
- Talking about world trauma with kids
- Talking to kids about the coronavirus
- Supporting students experiencing childhood trauma: tips for parents and educators