COVID-19 Resources for Isolation and Mental Health

If you find yourself in mental health stress or distress, please call the 24/7 Line at (814) 332-2105. There is always a counselor available to talk, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Allegheny College Resources

Counseling and Personal Development Center – Provides free and confidential mental health support.

Learning CommonsOffers academic support to help keep you connected to your academic needs.

Dean of Students OfficeA good resource to connect with for questions or concerns.

Spiritual and Religious Life – A safe and supportive resource.

 

Websites and Electronic Resources

How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis: This is a brief animation by Dr. Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrating how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety, and worry that goes with it.

Tips for Community Members: COVID-19: Managing Stress in this Anxious Time by The Institute for Disaster Mental Health : This resource is designed to help you recognize and deal with your stress through anxiety-reducing and coping interventions.

Surviving COVID-19: A #REALCOLLEGE Guide- For Students: This is a list of resources to aid in 1) How to get Money, 2) How to Relocate or Find a Place to Live, 3) How to Reduce Your Bills,  and 5) How to Protect Your Health. 

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety: A Project by SHINE: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. These include: Ask an Expert, Meditations, Isolation, Financial Fears, Anxiety, Xenophobia, For Parents, and Support

 

Guided Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation Resources

Ideas for Managing Boredom:

  • Read a book. Take this time to catch up on some reading just for fun.
  • Write a letter. Revisit the art of letter writing.
  • Do a puzzle. Keep your mind engaged by challenging yourself to puzzles.  There are several free options for online crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles, word finds, jigsaw puzzles, etc. Look for free apps for your phone, too.
  • Make a photo album/backup your phone’s pictures. Scroll through your photos and organize them into albums.
  • Explore virtual museums, zoos, and aquariums. There are numerous places that offer free virtual tours. A quick Google search will take you to some of the best places of learning in the world.