As more information becomes available about COVID-19, there can be a wide range of thoughts, feelings and emotions. Many people have experienced feelings of stress and anxiety as a result of the spread of the illness and the uncertainty of our current environment. Here is some information we hope you find helpful.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, however there are some common reactions you may experience:
There are different ways to help manage fear and anxiety:
UMass Lowell Counseling Services is currently supporting students and staff using remote platforms. Please call 978-934-6800 to schedule a phone consultation with one of our counselors. To access the crisis counselor please call 855-890-2879. In addition to these offerings, Counseling Services is offering a series of zoom meetings on various topics including tips for managing stress, using mindfulness, and implementing structure in the time of COVID-19.
Please refer to the CDC guidance on Stress and Coping for more information.