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Stress and Anxiety Related to COVID-19

You might feel stress or anxiety related to COVID-19. It is normal to feel some worry about this evolving situation. Information is being released quickly and guidance changes frequently, creating uncertainly about the future. This semester is not what people had planned, which might create disappointment and a sense of loss. Fear about your health and that of loved ones can be a significant concern.

Some people find reassurance by learning more about COVID-19 or talking with friends or family. Finding ways to maintain social connections, physical activity, adequate sleep and nutrition are key strategies for maintaining physical and mental health. Learn about strategies for staying well while social distancing.

If stress, fear, anxiety or other emotions make it difficult to keep up your regular activities, consider contacting the Counseling and Mental Center (CMHC) if you are a student to speak with a counselor about options. CMHC continues to offer mental health services to students - delivered by phone or video. The UT Employee Assistance Program is a resource for faculty and staff and can also arrange phone or video appointments.

CMHC COVID-related drop-in discussion groups

hours Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm by appointment Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
by appointment
512) 471-4955 (512) 471-4955
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University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.


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