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COVID-19 Information & Resources

Mental Health


The coronavirus pandemic can prompt many forms of mental distress, including stress, fear, and anxiety. Many groups have developed helpful mental health resources specifically for students, parents, and alumni navigating the experiences and feelings many of us are having in this unique time.

Active Minds, creator of the Validate, Appreciate, Refer mental health support tool, has launched a special online hub for college students to support their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. They also have opened their Student Slack Network to all students (usually it is only open to Active Minds Chapter members).

Behind Happy Faces is the Fraternity's mental health education program. The Advisor Resource Series is five (5) 5-10 minute online modules designed specifically for collegiate officers and alumni advisors. The Collegiate Member Program is five (5) 15-25 minute workshops, with four (4) recently released add-on lessons, designed for all collegiate members. Much like LEAD sessions, these workshops can easily be adjusted for an online experience. If needing to facilitate a lesson virtually, review the Behind Happy Faces Virtual Facilitation Tips.

Behind Happy Faces Weekly Check-In Prompts is designed to facilitate a short conversation checking in on the mental wellbeing of members supplementing the Collegiate Member Program curriculum.

Mental Health Quick Takes is the Fraternity's video series, with accompanying discussion guides, addressing mental health topics critical to successfully navigating times of unique challenges and mental distress.

7 Tips to Study without Burning Out – September 2020 NPR Article on studying well while supporting mental health.

VirusAnxiety.com provides a collection of resources for anxiety and mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

Calm has compiled a collection of meditations and mindfulness tools.

Headspace has released a special series of meditations called "Weathering the Storm."

JED Foundation curated a list of resources and tips.

CDC Guidance on managing anxiety and stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Message for Parents of College Students blog post from Dr. Laura Zapanta, professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Many campus counseling centers offer teletherapy as an online counseling option. Consult your campus counseling center website to see if this is currently an option at your host institution.

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