Mental health resources from UConn & Student Health and Wellness
- Student Health and Wellness – Mental Health
- Psych Services Clinic
- Counseling and mental health services.
- The “Health and Well-Being” tab at Virtual UConn has useful links.
- Some information about Anxiety & Stress management from Counseling and Mental Health services
Student Health and Wellness—Mental Health (SHAW-MH; formerly Counseling and Mental Health Services) continues to dedicate our efforts toward supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our campus community. Our guiding principle is the support of students while protecting the health of our students, staff, and faculty.
SHaW-MH is re-launching our Consultation and Support program virtually! Meet with a therapist by video or phone call for free and confidential support, Monday through Friday, 1:00-3:00pm. Get help problem-solving and learn more about mental health services and other resources available to you at UConn. Schedule online at https://myhealth.uconn.edu/.
For more information, visit https://counseling.uconn.edu/consultation-support-drop-in-hour/.
*Please note: The drop-in Consultation & Support program is not for mental health emergencies; students who are experiencing a mental health crisis are encouraged to utilize SHaW-MH on-call services by calling 860-486-4705, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Outside of business hours, call 911, or reach out to other great crisis resources (see https://counseling.uconn.edu/immediate-help/).
If you are experiencing a serious and immediate life-threatening crisis, please call 911 or the UConn Police Department at 860-486-4800.
Videos for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for COVID-19 Anxiety
Part 1: In this video we will talk about anxiety, how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting anxiety, and the ways Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be helpful. https://youtu.be/67JiBabvf
Part 2: This video will discuss how your thoughts influence anxiety. From there, we will introduce skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help ease anxiety.https://youtu.be/BFo6efCIMtg
Part 3: This final video in the series will focus on behavior. We will talk about behaviors common to anxiety and then introduce behavioral skills to decrease anxiety and improve wellbeing. https://youtu.be/hTo4FdSuH1A
Resources from InChip
COVID-19 in Focus: A Series of InCHIP Panel Discussions
How the Pandemic Response can be Informed by Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
October 22, 12:30-1:45pm – Fear, Threat, and Information Sources: Messaging and Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 29, 12:30-1:45pm – Differential Burdens: The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations
November 12, 12:30-1:30pm – Pandemic Parenting: Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 on Child Caregivers
Resources from Dr. Becky Acabchuk
Meditation Mondays – 4pm on Webex (I run this program)
Mindfulness Club – Meets Tuesdays 7pm on Zoom (This is student run, they often have guests)
App suggestions: 10% Happier, Insight Timer, Head Space
Some guided meditations Dr. Becky Acabchuk created on YouTube
The Compassionate Accountability Model – A Tool For Growth, Behavior Change and Anti-Racism (4 min)
Embracing uncertainty: a guided meditation (9 min)
Loneliness and connection: a guided meditation for coping with social isolation (12 min)
Mindfulness Mini Series #1 – Building Resilience (12 min)
Mindfulness Mini Series #2 – Self Care (6 min)
Mindfulness Mini Series #3 – Body, breath and book reading (9 min)
Note that student health insurance (Anthem) provides coverage; only $5-15 copay required.
https://psychservicesclinic.uconn.edu/ Graduate group therapy available.
Online therapy: Better Help (https://www.betterhelp.com/)
Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us) Offers resources to find professional counselors.
OCD hotline: SAMHSA Hotline 1-800-622-4357
Eating Disorders hotline:NEDA Helpline (800) 931-2237
Suicide prevention hotline:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Unf*ck Your Brain
- Eating disorders / relationship with food
- Food Psych with Christy Harrison, MPH, RD
- (also wrote the book, Anti-Diet)
- RD Real Talk
- Food Psych with Christy Harrison, MPH, RD
UConn Women’s Center website
Dean of Students Office
Members of the Dean of Students staff are available for online or phone appointments Mon-Fri from 1-3:30. After clicking on the Nexus link below please select one the following staff members to schedule an appointment: Asst. Deans Luz Burgos-Lopez, Paula Wilmot, Kim Duby & Graduate Student Merry Ryer. To make an appointment with another staff member please email email@example.com.
Also check out:
- UKindness website – https://kindness.studentaffairs.uconn.edu/
- Husky Links sign up – https://kindness.studentaffairs.uconn.edu/husky-links/
Students First Fund
When a student is facing an unexpected crisis, we may be able to financially support through a Students First Fund grant. https://studentaffairs.uconn.edu/students-first-fund/
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC)
- Drop-ins – available to all through May 1 via WebEx during these hours:
- Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Fridays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- WebEx: Meeting Number: 642 498 841 | Password: AACDropIns
- Workshops/Presentations – access at https://achieve.uconn.edu/pres
- Supplemental Instruction – hosted at regularly scheduled times at https://achieve.uconn.edu/si
- Online Course Help – visit https://achieve.uconn.edu/online-course
- Questions – visit https://achieve.uconn.edu and chat with an academic coach or staff member!
The UConn Writing Center is offering online tutorials https://writingcenter.uconn.edu
- Students will be able to make 45 minute, individualized appointments using the online appointment scheduler. They can then launch a video connection from the appointment system.
The Q Center will offer online tutoring during their normal hours, https://qcenter.uconn.edu
- Monday-Thursday, 11am-11pm | Friday 11am-3pm | Sunday 1pm-11pm
- Online tutoring: https://qcenter.uconn.edu/q-center-online
The Center for Career Development – phone or virtual career sessions can be scheduled at https://uconn.joinhandshake.com/login. Also utilize virtual offerings at https://career.uconn.edu
Guide for Students is designed to provide students participating in online courses at the University of Connecticut with tools and strategies that can be used to assist them in their online studies. In addition to providing general information about online practices at the University, you will also be able to use this Guide to develop skills needed to ensure academic success in an online setting.
NCTSN. New Resource with activities for families. Offers activity ideas to parents and caregivers whose families are sheltering in place, social distancing, and homeschooling due to school closures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Top 10 Guided Meditations
Mental Health Apps
Dr. Wycoff’s Library of Psychology, Trauma, Education and Public Health Podcasts / Resources / Materials
Webinar Recording – Emotional Intelligence: Skills for dealing with uncertainty
Mastering social not emotional distancing
Managing Mental Health – counseling from UConn Student Health and Wellness
Ten Percent Happier
- A free resource, that puts together a collection of meditations, specifically for managing coronavirus anxiety.
- In addition, they are offering live meetings online everyday at 3pm, featuring different top meditation/mindfulness teachers.
For immediate emergency assistance:
- Disaster Distress Helpline;Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
- Crisis Text Line; Text TALK to 741741
National Association of Domestic Violence hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE; https://www.thehotline.org/ is the website with a text option and chat function