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 to find out more information or to schedule an appointment.
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 ( 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

Office Hours

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



Phone: 260-982-5888


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