Campus Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 Campus Mental Health Resources


In the Midst of Rapid Fire Change & Practicing Social-Distancing: Resilience, Coping, and Parenting Strategies for Everyone

Coping with the Financial Reality of COVID-19

Center for Financial Social Work

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT


Adapting to the constantly changing instructions for protecting ourselves from COVID-19 (coronavirus) is difficult enough but equally problematic are the financial challenges accompanying it.

The pressure created from lack of income, jobs, health insurance, ineligibility for unemployment benefits, increased reliance on credit cards, etc., will wreak havoc on the lives of Americans for the duration of the pandemic and beyond.

By the time the virus is under control, millions of Americans may find they escaped the virus but not the financial trauma of the debt and lost income incurred from unanticipated expenses resulting from it.

Register and attend this unique training to learn how to motivate, guide and support clients in coping with their current COVID-19 financial stress so they may be able to minimize more dire long-term consequences.


  • How to identify and manage spending triggers.
  • Developing a Financial Stress Reduction Practice.
  • Three major actions clients need to avoid.
  • Using creative Financial Wellness Approaches.
  • The role of financial self-care in reducing financial anxiety.
  • What to know about credit card hardship and forbearance.

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health to Support Students During a Pandemic

This one-hour session provided by WICHE will focus on the emergent pandemic and the impact it is having on college students’ mental health and well-being. As students are required to abruptly transition from a campus-based instructional model to a technology-based instructional model, the need for mental health support is crucial. Methods of providing remote support for student’s mental health, coping strategies for adapting to a “new normal”, and techniques for supporting social connectiveness during a time of social distancing and remote learning will be examined.


Apr 9, 2020 1:30 PM ET

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Resources For Immediate Response

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, help is available. Call or text one of the hotlines listed below for help now.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line
Text START to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.  The leading national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Chat at

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

Call 1-800-273-8255

Chat at


Offers 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. The helpline staff offers confidential support and resource referrals, including self-help groups, out- patient counseling, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric care, emergency care, and residential treatment.  The helpline provides assistance for those who need help themselves, and guidance for those seeking help for loved ones.

Text  844-435-7498

Call  844-HELP4WV or 304-356-5840

Chat online at


Trans Lifeline

Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call for support and resources.

Call 1-877-565-8860

Online resources at


The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 crisis resource available to any Service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and any Veteran, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Call 1-800-273-8255

Text 838255

Chat online at

Support for deaf and hard of hearing


911 – Call 911 if you experience an emergency or feel like you want to harm yourself or others.