Quarantine & Isolation Resources
A positive COVID-19 test or a possible exposure to someone with COVID can be a stressful time for individual students, as well as their community around them. That is why we at Wellness wanted to put together a page with a few resources that we feel will be particularly relevant at this time.
We encourage you to browse, share with friends or family, and continue to check in with yourself and how you are feeling.
As a reminder, the Wellness Counselors provide consultations, individual, and group counseling. Reach out by phone (610.409.3100) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Resources for Students in Quarantine
Download the COVID Coach mobile app, developed by Veteran’s Administration National Center for PTSD, that includes education about coping during the pandemic, tools for self-care and to improve emotional well-being, trackers to check your mood and measure your growth toward personal goals, and graphs to visualize progress over time: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/COVID_coach_app.asp
Find a Quarantine Buddy! A group of Cornell students built the platform Quarantine Buddy to match up users with similar interests for virtual conversations and has so far attracted 8,000 people in 64 countries. https://www.qtinebuddy.com/
Know the risks, and take care of your mental health.
- Center for Disease Control website for Coping with Stress during COVID-19 and Self-Isolation
- Managing Stress
- Self-Care (Why You Struggle with Self-Care)
- Self Care Article (Active Minds)
- Managing Mental Health in a College Setting
- Managing Mental Health- Starting the Conversation
- Struggles with Disordered Eating and Mood Irregularities
Mental Health Support as an Athlete
Resources for support and connectedness for LGBTQIA-affirming communities
Additional mental health support for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)
Mental Health America
Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.
- Compartiendo Esperanza: No hay salud sin salud emocional / Sharing Hope: There is no health without mental health
- BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective – Toolkits and Resources
- Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Mental Health
Resources for Friends and Family of those in Quarantine
5 Thing to Do when a Loved One or Family Member is in Quarantined or Isolation
- Text them good morning every day and ask how they are doing
- Do a shared activity, like watching Netflix together
- Help them keep a healthy routine by exercising, or practicing yoga at the same time
- Schedule group video calls to play trivia or virtual games
- Prepare yourself by learning how to support someone who may be experiencing psychological distress.