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.

We’re all learning new ways to cope and adapt to new daily habits and uncertainty about what the future holds. Please check out the resources below for help in developing and maintaining healthy habits, and for information about ways to access help if you need it.

Real Talk Thursdays: All WSU Students

  • “Let’s Take a Breather- Relaxation During Times of Stress” – November 19, 11:30 a.m. – noon
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom

Coping with COVID: WSU Pullman Students

Take the Coping with COVID workshop to learn about coping strategies, how to seek help if needed, and how to provide support to others who may be in distress. One workshop remains this semester, and registration closes 24 hours prior.

  • November 19, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register

Tips and Resources from our CAPS Counselors in Cougar Health Services:

Text “@Stress” to 844-486-0046 to get personalized stress management techniques sent to your phone.

We will check in with you occasionally to see how you are doing and we will send you regular tips and reminders for lowering stress, customized to your individual stress level. We have adapted some of our content to be particularly helpful in addressing COVID-19 related stress.

You may also benefit from checking out techniques to cope with worry, stress, anxiety and depression as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, outlined by our community partners at Palouse River Counseling (PRC).

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be providing all services by secure Zoom or telephone. Please call the reception desk at 509-335-4511 during regular business hours to access services, whether you are a current counseling client, current psychiatry client, or a student who wants to start counseling.

Previous Topics

  • Coping Through the Covid-19 Pandemic – April 3
  • Pain of Missing Out (POMO) in the Pandemic – April 10
  • I Need My Space!” The Stress of Staying Home and How to Cope – April 17
  • “What’s Your Pandemic Attachment Style in Relationships?” – October 1
    Facebook Event
  • “Virtually Social: Making Connections at a Distance” – October 8
    Facebook Event
  • “ACTivism: Being an Ally on Social Media and IRL” – October 15
    Facebook Event
  • “(Un)Healthy: Signs of a Healthy vs. Toxic Relationships” – October 22
    Facebook Event
  • “Tell Me Something Good! Building Healthy Positivity” – October 29
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom
  • *Bonus* “Managing Pre-Election Stress” – October 29
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom
  • “I Need My Space! The Stress of Staying at Home” – November 5
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom
  • *Bonus* “Navigating Post-Election Reactions” – November 5
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom
  • “Normal Reactions to Abnormal Events” – November 12
    Facebook Event / Join via Zoom