Mental Health Care Package

Image by John Hain from Pixabay, hands made of positive affirmation words holding clouds made up of words of struggles with rain drops falling from the clouds.

Just like you, the University Counseling Services at VCU  is venturing onto a new path, a new reality associated with COVID-19. We are reaching out (virtually, of course! #PhysicalDistancing) and sharing ways to help you take care of yourselves, no matter if you are in Richmond, VA, in the US, or across the globe.   

Self-care looks different for everyone. We encourage you to customize this document to your own needs, abilities and resources. Choose at least one or two things to do each day that focuses on what you need in the moment to care for yourself in this time of change.

For more information and resources check out our Facebook or Instagram pages.

[Picture description: Yellow background with a drawing of a brain holding blue balloons of what can be controlled and letting go of pink balloons that cannot be controlled. Alt-Text: Holding on to what I can control, staying connected, helping others, sleep, eat, drink, move, the info I consume, taking sensible precautions, speaking to myself in a kind way, how I respond to emotion, looking after myself, how I spend my time. Letting go of what I can’t control: what-ifs, unknowns, other people’s behaviors, what’s next.] (photo credit: @thepsychologymum)

Some people might need more than what is listed in this virtual package. If you or someone you know has high distress that does not seem to be lessening or is experiencing a mental health emergency please contact University Counseling Services. Your campus community is here to help! 

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 804-828-6200 to speak to a crisis clinician. For a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.