Coping with COVID-19

Symptoms and Prevention

Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and may appear up to 14 days following exposure. Read more on the CDC's website.

Resources for Coping

Other Steps You Can Take

  • Take care of your mind. Constant searching, scrolling, or consumption of coronavirus news can make students feel more anxious and afraid. Take breaks from media coverage.
  • Reach out to others. Reach out to others and offer support, empathy information, and, if possible, tangible help. Stay connected using technology such as video chat, Zoom group calls, and cellphone texting and conversations. Personal relationships are crucial in maintaining perspective and elevating mood.
  • Increase your feel-good activities. Whether mindfulness, talking to your friends and family members, going for walks, journaling, or watching Netflix, now is the time to increase positive experiences in your daily schedule.  
  • Take care of your body. Eating healthy meals, exercising, getting at least seven hours of sleep a night, and limiting your alcohol consumption can help your immune system. Even while maintaining a safe distance from other people, you can still go outside! Regular exercise can reduce anxiety.

Contact Us

Psychological Counseling Services

Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Dr. Oscar McKnight, LPCC-S, LSW, NCC, BC-TMH
Associate Dean of Students
Director, Psychological Counseling Services
omcknigh@ashland.edu

Office: 419.289.5307
Fax: 419.289.5209

Richard Fajardo, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
rfajardo@ashland.edu

Shannon Kahle, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
skahle2@ashland.edu                                            

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

Ashland Healthy Mind App