The mental health impact of the COVID 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.  

We’re all learning new ways to cope and adapting to new daily habits and uncertainty about what the future holds. Check out the resources below to find out more about developing and maintaining healthy habits and relationships during this stressful time, and for information about ways to access help if you need it. 

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

Sign Up for Text Stress

To sign up, text “@STRESS” to 844-486-0046 any time during the semester. After joining, you'll receive weekly check-ins, tips for lowering stress, and information about health-related events and resources!

On average, you would receive no more than 2 or 3 text messages per week. Messages & data rates may apply. To cancel the messages, you can reply with STOP. To get more information, you can reply with HELP. Content within the text messaging program adheres to the WSU Privacy Policy.


Real Talk Thursdays

Real Talk Thursdays are 30-minute workshops where mental health professionals cover different wellness topics every week. You can browse recordings of our previous sessions below, or check out our YouTube channel.


  • Dating (Safely) During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Watch 
  • What’s Your Pandemic Attachment Style in Relationships? | Watch 
  • “I Need My Space!” The Stress of Staying at Home | Watch 
  • Coping with Re-Opening: Tips for a New Normal | Watch 

Coping with COVID

Coping with COVID is designed to teach students coping skills, how to seek help if needed, and how to provide support to others who may be in distress. While there are currently no scheduled workshops, you may inquire about a private training for your group.

Helpful Videos

Mental Health Resources FAQ

Watch Dr. Kate Romine, a psychologist resident with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) , as she gives you a personal roadmap to the mental health resources available at CAPS. This interview, led by former Multicultural Greek Council VP of programming, Jesus Mendoza, describes CAPS services, when to reach out for help, and much more!

Navigation to Normal

In Navigation to Normal: Readjusting to Life After Lockdown, you’ll hear Counseling Assistant Stephen Paup cover the transition to post-pandemic life. Learn tips to help readjust your social skills, how practicing mindfulness can lead you to focus more on the present, and more!