Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The mental health impact of this pandemic is very real. If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed, you are not alone. Most people have never experienced such a large-scale challenge, and this one may affect our mental and physical well-being, our finances, our social connections, and the health and safety of our loved ones. Isolation, changes in school and employment, and concern about our families and friends can increase feelings of worry, fear, and sadness. It’s even harder to navigate these challenges when we may not have access to our typical coping strategies and ways of practicing self-care.
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Handwashing: a small habit with a big impact
Washington State University is reminding students, faculty and staff that washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the tools identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for helping combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or flu. Handwashing prevents the spread of infections by reducing the number of germs introduced to our own bodies when touching our eyes, nose or mouth and reducing germs transferred to common objects like phones, hand rails, buttons, and door knobs.
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Get stress management tips on your phone
Feeling stressed, need help coping, or just want tips for managing your stress? We can help!
Join our text messaging program and we will:
Check in with you every week to see how you’re doing
Send you weekly tips for lowering stress
Share information about health-related events and resources around campus
On average, you would receive no more than 2 or 3 text messages per week
Messages & data rates may apply.
To sign up, text “@STRESS” to 73940. You can join at any point in the semester!
To cancel the messages, you can reply with STOP.Read Story
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Call For ALL Appointments
Until further notice, all medical clinic appointments should be made over the phone at 509-335-3575, during business hours.
DO NOT go to the clinic without calling first. This will help avoid the potential spread of infection and allows staff to provide appropriate care for you and those who are currently in the clinic. Please let staff know if you have a fever or new/worsening cough.
If you are coming to Cougar Health Services for a scheduled appointment, you will need to wear a cloth face covering.
All Counseling and Psychological Services appointments should be made over the phone at 509-335-4511. Students can still access the after hours crisis phone at 509-335-2159.
Visit wsu.edu/covid-19 for WSU updates.