Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 can affect your emotional and mental health well-being. Here are some resources for self-care.
Resources for Students
Northwestern's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has assembled recommendations for taking care of your mental health during the pandemic. See CAPS's Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mental Health Resources.
In addition, CAPS continues to be available for students, and is offering comprehensive tele-mental health services, including 24/7 access to crisis support, initial consultations, virtual gatherings, and individual counseling. Currently, in-office appointments are limited to specific critical needs. CAPS will continue to offer tele-mental health appointments in the Fall but will also begin re-introducing in-person appointments with counselors. Students and counselors will work collaboratively to determine whether tele-mental health or in-person sessions are most suited for each student’s particular needs.More on CAPS Services
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 and 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.