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Coping With Covid-19

The Counseling Center recognizes the emotional impact that the current situation involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) may be having on the Drexel community. During this time of social distancing and quarantine, even for the safety and health of others, isolation and uncertainty can result in a wide variety of responses including anxiety/fear, helplessness, sadness, difficulty concentrating, problems sleeping, or anger and frustration. The staff of the Counseling Center remains committed to supporting Drexel students via teletherapy. The following resources are also provided to help offer support during these unprecedented times.

Mental Health and Coping

Practicing Self Care During COVID-19 (Drexel University Counseling Center)

Online Workshop: Self-Compassion (Drexel University Counseling Center)

Online Workshop: COVID-19 Stress Relief for International Students (Drexel University Counseling Center)

Online Workshop: Taking ACTion (Drexel University Counseling Center)

Mindfulness Exercises (Therapy Assistance Online)

FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis (Dr. Russ Harris)

A Coping Skills Workbook for when you’re Stuck at Home due to COVID-19 (Harriet Gordon, LPC)

List of Mental Health Apps (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

How College Students Can Prioritize Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Talkspace)

Mental Health Amid Coronavirus (Active Minds)

That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief (Harvard Business Review)

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Coping with a Disaster (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Facts on COVID-19 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

COVID-19: Reducing Stigma (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Positive Activities

Drexel’s Virtual Rec Center will be hosting group exercises, e-sports tournaments, and more!

Philly-Area Studios Streaming At-Home Meditation Classes (Philadelphia Magazine)

Netflix Party allows you to have a virtual movie night with friends!

25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education (

Bored at Home? Here's a Massive List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours (Good Housekeeping)

Here's a Running List of Live Streams to Help with Those "Sick of Home" Blues (Esquire Magazine)

Ways to Connect

7 Cups of Tea: Connect with specially-trained Drexel students when you need to talk.

Free Online Support Groups (Livewell Foundation)

Emotions Anonymous: An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. Weekly meetings available.

Support Groups Central: Various free or low cost virtual support groups, organized by topic. Includes group for young adults.