We know this is a difficult time for everyone. So, we wanted to share a few resources to help you both cope with the stress and to give you something to pass the time.
- The Cook Counseling Center in collaboration with Hokie Wellness is offering a virtual outreach program called COVID-19 CONNECTION. This is a space for current VT students to connect with others during this time of possible stress and isolation. Students will provide and receive support and share personal feelings, experiences, or coping strategies with fellow Hokies. The Cook Counseling Center’s Therapy dogs will be making appearances at some of the sessions. This meeting is not a therapy group and does not constitute or substitute for mental health treatment. In the event of a mental health emergency or if you or someone you know is in an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, call the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557 any time.
- The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) has a variety of resources and virtual workshops developed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, including Strategies and Tools for Dealing with Stress during the Coronavirus Pandemic and Becoming a Resilient Scientist.
- This document from Hofstra University has lots of tips and articles for dealing with a variety of emotions tied to the virus.
- The PsychHub's COVID-19 Mental Health Resources hub features videos and resources from several mental health organizations.
- OpX Solutions is hosting free online workshops on skills that are particularly useful right now with most people working from home, such as handling interruptions and effective delegation.
- We also surveyed current scholars about what programs they are currently watching while praticing social distancing. Results are shown in the infographic seen below.
Additionally, in the Virginia Tech spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), we are sharing some links where you can help others.
Virginia Tech Student Emergency Fund - You can donate to the VT Student Emergency Fund to help fellow Hokies that are in need during this crisis.
Virtual Tip Jar - Donate directly to workers impacted by businesses closing or cutting hours due to the virus. This link points you to the SWVA Virtual Tip Jar as well as to other local tips jars.
Connecting Community and Residents Campaign - Visitors are no longer allowed at senior citizen centers across the country. However, a local one is accepting cards to distribute to and brighten their residents' day!
Southwest Medical Reserve Corps - The Southwest Medical Reserve Corps is in need of both medical and non-medical volunteers to respond to the crisis.