Everyone’s situation is different, even as we all navigate through a challenging, uncertain time. Don’t blame or shame yourself for what you can or cannot do right now. It helps to separate what is and isn’t under your control, then do what you can to ensure your safety and mental wellness. A few suggestions:
We know this is a challenging time. Though our modes of service delivery have changed, we are here for you. Students seeking mental health support have a number of services they can access remotely:
Many Oregon State students are experiencing financial uncertainty. There is support for you.
You can also schedule a remote appointment with HSRC’s basic needs navigator for help applying for unemployment and SNAP benefits, learning about the Oregon Health Plan or exploring options when facing homelessness.
Regular exercise is good for both the mind and body. You can still go outside for a walk, run or bike ride — just remember to maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet. Also, keep in mind that most parks, recreation areas and hiking trails, including all OSU Research Forests, are closed.
A good night’s sleep is one of your body’s best defenses for maintaining good health. The general recommendation is to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, although it’s normal to get less sleep than usual when coping with stress. Student Health Services offers several tips for getting good sleep, especially if you’re having trouble sleeping:
We recognize how important it is that students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and drug use continue to have support and community.
The Oregon State All Recovery Zoom Meeting will be held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The dial-in number is 1-253-215-8782 and the meeting ID is 896 626 027. Visit the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community Facebook page for information on other recovery events, like recovery yoga and a mindfulness group. Additional recovery meeting options are listed below:
The Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center continues to provide support, safety planning and advocacy with SARC staff working remotely. Know that you are not alone. We remain available for confidential appointments and consultations using Zoom. You can reach us by phone 24/7 at 541-737-2030 or by email at email@example.com to make an appointment.