At all times—but especially amid immense change and physical separation—your mental healthy must be a priority. Case Western Reserve University is here to support you.
University Counseling Services has provided a number of tips for managing fears and anxiety around coronavirus:
- Contact a counselor. If you need to speak with a counselor, please call 216.368.5872 (students) or 1.800.227.6007 (faculty/staff) any time.
- Take care of your mind. Constant searching, scrolling or consumption of coronavirus news will can make students feel more anxious and afraid. Take breaks from media coverage and use this page for updates rather than checking unreliable sites.
- Social distancing does not mean social isolation. Reach out to others and offer support, empathy, information and, if possible, tangible help. Stay connected using technology such as video chat, Zoom group calls, and cellphone texting and conversations. Personal relationships are crucial in maintaining perspective and elevating mood.
- Increase your feel-good activities. Whether mindfulness, talking to your friends and family members, going for walks, journaling, or watching Netflix, now is the time to increase positive experiences in your daily schedule. For a quick stress reliever, University Health and Counseling services offers free guided meditations.
- Take care of your body. Eating healthy meals, exercising, getting at least seven hours of sleep a night, and limiting your alcohol consumption can help your immune system. Even while maintaining a safe distance from other people, you can still go outside! Regular exercise can reduce anxiety.
University Health & Counseling Services offers all students—whether living and learning on campus or remotely—24/7 support.
To speak with a counselor on-call, call 216.368.5872; for a nurse on-call, call 216.368.2450.
To schedule a same-day appointment, call 216.368.5872 during normal business hours (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or visit myhealthconnect.case.edu. You also can send a non-urgent message to University Health & Counseling Services through myhealthconnect.case.edu.
The university now also offers CWRU Care, a virtual counseling option for students wherever they're located, at no cost to students.
In addition, University Health & Counseling Services offers a number of resources to supplement the staff support being provided within the CWRU community—ranging from coping advice to app recommendations to virtual events and more.
Benefits-eligible faculty or staff members can contact IMPACT Solutions at 1.800.227.6007. IMPACT Solutions is a confidential and free counseling and referral program for benefits-eligible employees. To learn more, visit the CWRU Human Resources website.
In addition, University Wellness offers resources to promote overall well-being—including stress-management, caregiving, parenting, trauma and more. Visit the COVID-19 wellness page for full details.