Counseling Services - COVID-19 and Mental Health

Covid-19 and Mental Health

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause a wide range of thoughts, reactions, and emotions.

Common Reactions:
  • Anxiety, worry
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
  • Anger
  • Race/Identity related stress
While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. 

  • Get the facts. Stay informed with the latest health and campus information.
  • Keep things in perspective. Limit worry and agitation by decreasing your COVID-19 information intake. Although you should get the facts and stay informed, remember to take a break and focus on the positive in your life or things you have control over. 
  • Stay Healthy. Adopt healthy hygienic habits: wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer frequently, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Seek Help. If your anxiety or worry is feeling overwhelming, seek additional help from our office. Email counselingservices@manchester.edu to find out more information or to schedule an appointment.
SEEKING SUPPORT?
While our university acts to keep our community safe in response to COVID-19, Counseling Services is open and continuing to support the campus community. 

To schedule an appointment, please email counselingservices@manchester.edu (FWcounselingservices@manchester.edu for the Fort Wayne campus).  Video appointments are available through Microsoft Teams and appointments by phone can also be made available to you.

The following resources are also available:

  • Visit  Psychology Today
  • Contact your Community Mental Health Services provider to seek services local to you

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency:

  • Call 911 or visit a local emergency room.
  • Contact the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741.
  •  If the emergency is related to COVID-19 stress, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

If you have additional questions or concerns, please Email counselingservices@manchester.edu.

Office Hours

Office Hours
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location
Success Center, Jo Young Switzer Center


 

Contact

Phone: 260-982-5888

Email: counselingservices@manchester.edu

          (North Manchester campus)

          fwcounselingservices@manchester.edu

          (Fort Wayne campus)