Mental Health Resources
Whether you have been directly exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19 or not, the outbreak can affect your emotional and mental health wellbeing.
Resources for Students
Northwestern's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has assembled recommendations for taking care of your mental health during this outbreak. See CAPS's Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mental Health Resources.
In addition, CAPS continues to serve the Northwestern community:
- CAPS will continue to provide support or consultation; you may call 847-491-2151 and ask to speak with the on-call counselor. We will get back to you as soon as possible to either set a check-in meeting time – by phone – or to discuss your concerns in the moment.
- Our after hours and weekend on-call resources will continue to be available to you. You can reach this resource by calling 847-491-2151 and pressing “0” at the prompt.
Resources for Staff and Faculty
- Staff and faculty can contact the Employee Assistance Program to schedule free, confidential 24/7 telephonic and video counseling with a licensed counselor for themselves or for their household family members.
- The Faculty Wellness Program is also available for faculty including international locations. Download a printable Faculty Wellness brochure.
- In addition, the University offers a wide variety of well-being programs & services, resources, and reading materials.
Caring for Yourself
Consider the following recommendations from CAPS to support your mental wellbeing at this time:
- Limit media exposure.
- Use trusted resources to stay informed.
- Anticipate stress reactions.
- Recognize the signs of distress.
- Try different strategies to reduce stress.