Mental Health Resources for Colleges Responding to COVID-19

Communities around the country are adjusting to the evolving impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). As colleges become remote for the rest of the semester, we know you’re working hard to do what’s best for your faculty, staff, and students. We’re thankful for your commitment to them, and have gathered resources to help you as you make plans that serve the social, emotional, and educational needs of your campus community.

Guidance for Administrators

COVID-19 Resources for Institutes of Higher Education (CDC)

Preparing for COVID-19 (American College Health Association)

Example of college COVID-19 resource page from Florida International University

Example of college COVID-19 resource page from Boise State University

Supporting Students’ Mental Health

Psychological First Aid: Resources for Faculty in Higher Education (Tufts University)

Managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19 outbreak (CDC)

Toolkit for Caring for Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine)

Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During COVID-19-Related School Closures (Active Minds)

COVID-19 and managing mental health (JED)

Sanvello App for on-demand help with stress, anxiety, and depression offering free premium access

Helping Faculty Adapt to Online Learning

How to adapt courses for online learning: A practical guide for faculty (Johns Hopkins University)

Instructional planning guide for instructors temporarily teaching online (Inside Higher Ed)

10 Tips From a Distance Learning Trainer (

Fordham Course Continuity, an immediate resource for teaching online today (Fordham University)

Helping Students Adapt to Online Learning

8 Strategies for Getting the Most Out of an Online Class (Northeastern University)

Tips for How to Succeed as an Online Student (Harvard Extension School)

Success tips for adult learners taking online courses (

Tele-counseling and Telehealth Resources

Update on Telehealth Restrictions in Response to COVID-19 (American Psychiatric Association)

Telehealth funding and education (National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers)

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990′

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 741-741

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