Counseling Services - COVID-19 and Mental Health

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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, call us at 260-982-5888, or drop by our office in the Success Center, on the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center.
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. 

If you are on or near campus:
  • Scheduled appointments and other MU services are still available.
  • If you are not feeling well, Email or call 260-982-5888 to cancel your appointment.

If you are not able to access campus for continued care, the following resources are available:

  • Visit  Psychology Today 
  • Contact your insurance provider
  • Contact your Community Mental Health Services

If you are not able to access campus AND 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 or call 260-982-5888.

Office Hours

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


Phone: 260-982-5888