Jaret Morlan, the embedded staff therapist at Iowa Law, recently compiled a list of resources for students to use while everyone is practicing social distancing.
The Mindfulness Matters workshop is held every Thursday at 1:30 pm. This is continuing via zoom and is a terrific way to spend 15-20 minutes learning a new mindfulness skill that can be greatly beneficial during this stressful time. The zoom link for this week's meeting is: Mindfulness Meeting
Regarding mindfulness resources, UW-Madison has some guided relaxation exercises available on Spotify. There are also some very helpful, user-friendly apps: Insight Timer, Calm, and Headspace.
Another beneficial resource is this wonderful article on grief during this pandemic crisis. The ability to label what we are feeling can give us power over it and, for many, the experience of grief and loss during this time is very common and normal. Check out this article by perhaps the most respected clinician in the field of grief and loss: Grief in a pandemic.
Resources specifically about coping with the Covid-19 crisis. These aren't solely dedicated to isolation, but the overall anxiety of this crisis. Please read if they would be of use to you!
- How College Students Can Stay Safe
- Managing Fears and Anxiety Around Coronavirus
- 7 Science Based Strategies to Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety
- Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Outbreak
If you are concerned that yourself, a fellow student, a family member, or loved one is in crisis there is a CommUnity crisis chat and phone line. This is a free resource that is available 24/7 if you need additional support. You can access their service here: CommUnity.