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Counseling

 COVID-19 and Mental Health

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause a wide range of thoughts, reactions, and emotions.

Common Reactions:

  • Anxiety, worry
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty staying motivated
  • Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
  • Anger

While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. 

  • Get the facts. Stay informed with the latest health and campus information. https://trine.edu/coronavirus/
  • Keep things in perspective. Limit worry and agitation by decreasing your COVID-19 information intake. Although you should get the facts and stay informed, remember to take a break and focus on the positive in your life or things you have control over. 
  • Stay Healthy. Adopt healthy hygienic habits: wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer frequently, cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wear a mask in public spaces.
  • Seek Help. If your anxiety or worry is feeling overwhelming, seek additional help from our office counseling@trine.edu  to find out more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Please be aware that Counseling Staff members do NOT constantly monitor their emails accounts, therefore email should NOT be used for emergencies. If your matter requires immediate assistance please contact Trine Campus Safety at 260-316-1877 if you are on campus or 911. If this is an after business hours mental health emergency, please contact the Parkview Student Assistance Crisis Line at 260-446-1867 to speak with a Counselor.
  • If the emergency is related to COVID-19 stress, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

The following resources are also available:

Contact your Community Mental Health Services provider to seek services local to you:

Northeastern Center 


OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

IN CRISIS (crisis = painful emotion for which you need support, does not have to be suicidal feelings):

  • Crisis Text Line – Text “HOME” to 741741 for FREE, confidential, 24/7 support
  • Young People of Color in Crisis (particularly college students)- Text “STEVE” to 741741
  • Trans Lifeline – 877-565-8860 in crisis or just need someone to talk; 24/7 free, confidential; peer support ran by trans people for trans & questioning callers
  • LookUpIndiana.org – 800-284-8439 or Text “LOOKUP” to 494949 or chat on line; confidential 24/7 

THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.
  • Trevor Project 866-488-7386, 24/7, free and confidential support; unique resources for LGBTQ youth

SUPPORTING A FRIEND RESOURCES:

Additional Resources:

Support is available, Feel free to contact Trine University Counseling Services counseling@trine.edu

 

 

The Student Counseling Services office is located on the second floor of the LINK in the Rick L. & Vicki L. James University Center. Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday by appointment and crisis counseling is available as needed.

For more information on available resources, please visit the additional resources page.

It is the intent of Trine's counseling services to facilitate emotional and psychological development which can make a positive impact on academics, decision-making, and student retention. The counselor works to help students resolve problems that may impede personal, social, and academic functioning while emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment and overall wellness.

Students come to counseling for several different reasons including depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. In addition, it is quite common for students to experience overwhelming feelings of loneliness, isolation, disappointing academic results, and career indecision. Counseling services offers a healthy way to handle these challenges and stressors. The counselor will determine what services are the most appropriate for the student and if it is decided that the student's needs can be best met elsewhere, then a referral will be provided.

If you or someone you know would benefit from counseling services please contact one of the following to schedule an appointment:

Megan Cook
cookm@trine.edu
260.665.4172

Tom Cantrell
cantrellt@trine.edu
260.665.4183

Shelly Edwards
edwardss@trine.edu
260.665.4809 

Crisis counseling is available as needed after normal business hours through the Parkview Student Assistance Program 260.446.1867.