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
- Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus from American Psychological Association
- Tips for Managing Stress and Worries - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Join the Love is Louder "Telling Our Stories" Project
- Eating Disorder Virtual Support Groups offered through The Eating Disorder Foundation
- Mindful.org is a comprehensive site on mindfulness
- Journal Your Feelings - A 30 Day Guided Journey
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.