Resources for Students in Quarantine
Coping with quarantine can be challenging. Mental Health and Counseling (MHC) is here for you during your quarantine.
Do you need to talk?
MHC has clinicians dedicated to helping students in isolation or quarantine due to contact tracing. You can connect with a therapist by calling MHC at (203) 432-0290. If you are an undergraduate student, you can self-schedule with Yale College Community Care (YC3).
Do you want to enhance your coping?
We’ve compiled these resources – from videos and app recommendations, to educational power points, and links to outside resources for healing – to help you get through this difficult time.
COVID Coach Phone App – Mini Orientation Video
Developed by the National Center for PTSD, COVID Coach is a free app available on iPhone and android. This quick video tutorial shows you the app features so you can decide if it might be a useful download.
Coping with Quarantine
How to create structure, pursue your values, and manage difficult emotions during quarantine with Elena Renkin, PsyD and Matt Brennan, LCSW.
Normalizing COVID Stress & Self-Monitoring for Depression
It’s normal to feel a sense of loss and sadness while quarantining. This likely is not what you hoped your fall semester would look like. Learn the difference between a “down day” and the signs of depression by learning how to self-monitor with Dr. Ana Lizcano and Dr. Caitlin Sorenson from MHC.
Strategies for Getting Through It
Dr. Ana Lizcano and Dr. Caitlin Sorenson talk about cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness strategies to help you cope with your quarantine experience.
Keeping You Up At Night: Insomnia 101
50% of US adults have experienced an episode of insomnia and insomnia is relatively common during periods of upheaval, stress, and change (like now). Experiencing changes to your sleep may be a part of your COVID quarantine experience. This narrated PowerPoint offers education on normal sleep, types of insomnia, and concrete tips to get your sleep back on track.
COVID can be particularly challenging if you struggle with anxiety and OCD
Check out these helpful resources:
- Reasonable COVID precautions vs. OCD
- Self-care during COVID (from the International OCD foundation, but helpful for anyone, especially those with anxiety):
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a great way to take care of your body and reduce stress. It may be particularly useful for quarantine since opportunities to move your body and exercise may be more limited.