From the UF Graduate School: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News and ResourcesRelease Date: August 26 2020
As we all face the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak together, accurate information and helpful contacts are vitally important to keep healthy and prevent its spread. Please see the resources below for help during this unprecedented time.
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UF Wellness College of Medicine: Resources to Promote Well-Being During COVID-19 Outbreak
UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences: Accredited Financial Counselors:
- Free virtual financial counseling sessions
- Free help in preparing taxes for individuals who make less than $56,000/year
General Student Well-Being: Managing Concerns and Emotions about COVID-19
Recognizing Distress – A Self Checklist
It’s not unusual to experience some — or even several — of the types of distress listed during times of uncertainly and stress.
- Increased worry, fear, and feelings of being overwhelmed
- Depressive symptoms that persist and/or intensify
- Inability to focus or concentrate accompanied by decreased academic or work performance or performance of other daily activities
- Sleep difficulties
- Excessive crying
- Isolating or withdrawing from others, fear of going into public situations
- Unhealthy coping (e.g., increased alcohol or drug use, engaging in risky/impulsive behaviors)
- A feeling of hopelessness and/or a paralyzing fear about the future
- Sudden anger or irritability, or noticeable changes in personality
If you notice these signs in yourself, reach out to family and friends for support, and engage in your usual healthy coping strategies (e.g. moderate exercise; eating well; getting adequate sleep; practicing yoga, meditation, or some other mindfulness activity; take time for yourself; engage in a hobby or other fun activity, etc.)
If your distress continues or gets to the point that you are having difficulty managing your day-to-day activities, then seek professional help. The CWC has on-call counselors available for consultations at our Radio Road location (3190 Radio Road) during business hours (8am-4pm). Give us a call at 352-392-1575 if you need to speak to an on-call counselor.
UF has multiple resources to help with mental health related to COVID-19, such as GatorWell and the Employee Assistance Program for Graduate Assistants.