Managing your mental health while living in a pandemic
We understand that for many, COVID-19 is still a concern. Since September of 2021, we have implemented a hybrid service model that allows for flexibility in care.
How to Connect with Us During the Coronavirus Emergency
When scheduling appointments, we consider each individual’s preference to meet virtually on a HIPAA-compliant teletherapy platform or in person.
For in-person services and resources, we have a few things for you to consider when coming to see us:
If you are at high risk for infection:
- tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks
- are exhibiting symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, or trouble breathing for 48 hours
- if you have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks
- if you have traveled to any of the COVID-19 hotspots or traveled by plane internationally within the past two weeks
Please discuss virtual options with your therapist until you are feeling better.
Please note we are still taking the following preventive measures for our low-risk students who prefer to attend sessions in person:
- We have surgical masks for therapists and clients while in session
- We have hand sanitizer in the waiting area and all the therapy spaces (group rooms, offices, etc.)
- Each therapy room is arranged so that the therapist can sit at a socially distant but still comfortable distance away
- All restrooms have disinfecting hand soap and paper towels for available use
Please also note that all workshops and safe space sessions are in person. If you are currently symptomatic or testing positive, we do have virtual drop-in spaces you are welcome to utilize.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) Text or call 988
- CONTACT Mercer (8AM - 10PM) 609.896.2120
- Crisis Text Line Text START to 741741
- LGBTQ Hotline 855.654.6735
- Womenspace 800.281.2800
- Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860
- Vets4Warriors 855.838.8255
- Veterans Crisis Line 1.800.273.8255
- Scientific American posted an article on how to preserve your mental health while avoiding physical proximity: How to prevent loneliness.
- The American Psychological Association features Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D. with an audio podcast on coronavirus anxiety. Find it at: Coronavirus Anxiety.
- Active Minds has some online resources for university students: Mental Health and Coronavirus.
- Mindfulness practice can be very helpful: Mindfulness.
- There are some free resources from Calm.com: Calm.com