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 offers a variety of mental health services and supports. These include group therapy, skills workshops (e.g., mindfulness, managing emotions, relationship skills, etc.), help getting connected to services outside of CAPS, support during times of crisis, and individual therapy. To play our part in ensuring the safety of the Northwestern community, CAPS staff also offers clinical services virtually.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.