Mental Health and Coping Support:
“While we are supposed to socially isolate ourselves to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading, we don’t need to emotionally isolate ourselves. Check in with people you care about or neighbors who don’t have close family or friends by calling, emailing or connecting on social media. Keep a routine, eat healthy and take a walk. Download the apps that help with anxiety such as Calm or Headspace <or Sanvello>.” NAMI Minnesota
Understanding How the Pandemic is Affecting You:
Free Coping Resources:
Sanvello app Sign up with a .edu account and you get free access to their premium Guided Meditations
Calm in the Time of Resilience Free Facebook weekly class from Partners in Resilience
Coping Skills for the Pandemic:
Anxiety Gone Viral: Staying Calm and Connected in Uncertain Times Two minute YouTube video
Social Support During the Pandemic:
Nod app by HopeLab A tool to help prevent loneliness among college students
Online Anxiety and Depression Support Group Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Mental Health and the Pandemic:
Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Epidemic Active Minds (an national college student organization)
Mental Health Support and COVID-19 NAMI Minnesota “If you are worried about access to prescribed medications, you can ask your health care provider about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60 or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, we encourage you to refill your medications as soon as they are allowed.”
Health and Coping During COVID-19 From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Resources for Working from Home:
Working from Home — Strategies and Tips from Augsburg’s CLASS Office
Managing the Stress of Living at Home for College Active Minds
Reasons to Be Cheerful “part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world”
COVID-19 Resources for Adults (many resources including financial help, things to watch/do)
Augsburg’s Center for Wellness & Counseling is now closed for the summer. Low cost counseling resources are available in the community, including Walk In Counseling Center (a free, anonymous community counseling center now offering phone counseling).
CWC’s phone counseling service (ProtoCall) is currently available 24/7 (612-330-1707, Option 1).
Free Virtual Therapy Support for the African-American Community: The Boris L Henson foundation is offering up to five free teletherapy sessions, on a first come first serve basis, to members of the African American community who are experiencing life changing events due to or related to the COVID 19. “COVID-19 has had a profound and unprecedented impact on all of our daily lives. The COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support campaign was developed to cover the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians in our network for up to five (5) sessions. This campaign is exclusive to individuals and families experiencing a life-changing event(s) related to or triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. First come, first serve until all funds are exhausted. Sign up!”
Using your insurance to find a therapist off campus: Contact your customer service for listings of therapists in your network. Many are now offering teletherapy, and many plans are providing coverage for this teletherapy (call your customer service to find out if your plan is now covering this). To find a therapist off campus, try Psychology Today’s Find a Therapist tool.
Phone / Text Support:
–CWC’s phone counseling service (ProtoCall) is currently available 24/7 (612-330-1707, Option 1).
–Warm line at 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511
–Use the Crisis Text Line by texting MN to 741741 (to access a culturally trained counselor on this line, text STEVE to 741741)
–Call the crisis team at **CRISIS or contact the crisis team for each Minnesota county
–For support with disordered eating, the NEDA Helpline is available via phone at (800) 931-2237 Monday-Thursday from 11AM to 9PM ET, and Friday from 11AM to 5PM ET and via chat Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 9PM ET and Friday 9AM to 5PM ET.
–Abuse or Violence at Home: “Stay at Home should never mean you stay somewhere unsafe. There are places of sanctuary open for anyone facing abuse or violence. Please call Minnesota’s statewide crisis hotline <24/7> at 1-866-223-1111 or text 612-399-9995.”
COVID Health Information:
Augsburg Helpline 612-474-3100 firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 hotline 651-201-3920 (daily 7am-7pm) Minnesota Department of Public Health hotline for questions the general public has about COVID-19
How to Protect Yourself Center for Disease Control and Prevention
“Remember that knowledge is power and don’t accept everything that you hear or read. Go to trusted sites such as the CDC or the Minnesota Department of Health.” NAMI Minnesota
Coronavirus Information from Local Health Care Systems
Allina Free online COVID-19 screening.
People’s Center: Drive-up COVID-19 testing (no appointment needed) during clinic hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8:30am to 3:45pm; Thursdays from 8:30am to noon). No charge to patients for the testing (if you have insurance, your insurance will be billed but there will be no charge to you; uninsured patients will not need to pay). See information on People’s Center website link above including a new patient information form to complete and bring with you.
Health Care at People’s Center For Augsburg students who do NOT have insurance: If you need treatment, you can see a physician for a $5 co-pay under the Augsburg contract for uninsured students (tell the scheduling person that you are an Augsburg student and would like to be seen under the Augsburg contract). Please note that some labwork is covered under the Augsburg contract, and some is not (ask your physician about this). From People’s Center website:
Further resources for the uninsured:
- you can contact Health Access MN for support in applying for state and federal health insurance programs (if you qualify for Medical Assistance, you can receive emergency care and the MA will typically backdate to cover the recent care received).If you are uninsured or don’t have a health care provider, you may also contact a fully qualified Community Health Center.
- Update on Access to Healthcare for Immigrants and Their Families
Financial Support Resources
Don’t Get Kicked Out Resources for renters to help prevent eviction for non-payment of rent.
Managing Your Student Loans During COVID American Psychological Association