Mental Wellness and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mental Wellness and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

“Psychological distress and various emotional reactions are normal during evolving situations such as coronavirus.“

Tips for Mental Wellness

  • Acknowledge Emotional Reactions: Take time to identify and reflect on your emotional reactions.
  • Facts Matter: New information is continuously being shared. Read your Delhi Today, and access the Public Health and CDC websites.
  • Protect Yourself and Others: Practice guidelines and recommendations to prevent disease transmission.
    • Wash your hands often.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Get regular sleep and nutrition.
  • Stay Calm: Maintain your daily routine as much as possible, practice relaxation activities, and BREATHE.
  • Stay Hopeful: Focus on positive news and laugh when you can.
  • Reach Out for Support: Reach out to friends and family or support groups, access resources on campus such as Counseling Services.

Signs of Distress You Might Experience

  • Having Trouble Concentrating or Staying Focused
  • Increased Fear, Anxiety, Worries, or Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Changes in Appetite or Eating Habits
  • Crying, Sadness, Loss of Interest/Motivation
  • Feeling Hopeless and/or Helpless

If these signs are interfering with your daily routine, please reach out for help.

Contact Counseling Services: 607-746-4690, Foreman Hall

Mental Health Hotline

The COVID-19 crisis is emotionally and psychologically challenging for many of us.  New York State has a free emotional-support hotline staffed by mental health professionals who can talk New Yorkers through these challenging times. Those who need assistance can call 1-844-863-9314 to connect with a volunteer.

Mental Health Resources