Please note: the Guidelines are interim only and are subject to revision, until we can complete consultation with stakeholders.

The COVID-19 outbreak may cause individuals to experience stress that can be overwhelming. Stress can manifest in various forms, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • feeling overwhelmed or sad
  • fear and worry about the health of you and your friends and family
  • changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • worsening of chronic health problems and mental health conditions
  • increased use of alcohol or drugs

Campuses should communicate with students and employees where they may find resources to help them deal with the stress they experience. The following are examples of useful starting points.

Coping with Stress

  • Be Informed About the Facts of COVID-19.
  • Care for Personal Wellness
    • There are ways individuals can cope with stress, including by eating well, getting enough sleep, avoiding alcohol and drugs, engaging in relaxing activities, and talking with others.
      CDC Guidance on Coping with Stress

Mental Health Resources

Last modified: July 1, 2020