Pandemic Mental Health Resources
A Message From the Counseling Center Staff
We want to provide our students with support and resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and always.
At this time, the counseling center is mostly operating virtually and is following the Washington state guidelines for in-person and virtual counseling sessions. In-person counseling sessions will be offered when needed and this will be based on ethical considerations and best practices.
Counselors will be able to meet with students via teletherapy, a HIPAA-compliant interactive video/audio service. Due to state law, only students physically located in Washington state can receive teletherapy. Telehealth is not suitable for all students and you will be evaluated for ethical treatment.
Scheduling a Counseling Appointment
To schedule an appointment with your current therapist, please email them to set up a time. The therapist will then send you a link to join by video or phone. For new students seeking information or assistance with scheduling an appointment, please call 509-527-5195. Leave a message if necessary.
The Calm Together page is an amazing resource of meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music. All of the resources on this page are free to use, and to share. May they bring you, and those around you, peace.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19.
COVID-19 Resource Center. Everyone is spending more time at home as families over the next few weeks. That can be challenging and stressful on a number of levels.
We are all figuring it out and trying to manage day-by-day. Learning what to do, what not to do, and how to stay connected, but not too physically connected. We are figuring out new routines, approaches and needs.
Find a therapist near you, Psychology Today.
Managing COVID-19 Anxiety, https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Feeling overwhelmed by the Pandemic? Expressive writing can help, http://exw.utpsyc.org/.
This website gives you some ways to try out expressive writing to help you deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. By writing about your thoughts and feelings for as little as 5-10 minutes, you may change the ways you are thinking, feeling, and even sleeping.
Sanvello is an evidence-based mobile care solution created by clinical experts that allows you to access on-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression. Sanvello uses clinically validated techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that are designed to work together to help you learn how to feel happier. The mission is to help people build the life skills they need - anytime, anywhere, and in any way they choose.
Survival Guide Videos, https://www.youtube.com/
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is offering FREE access to their mindfulness library. Please check out their resources.
Mental Health Apps
PTSD Coach provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
PTSD Coach provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music.
Virtual Hope Box
The Virtual Hope Box is a smartphone application that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
The Virtual Hope Box is a smartphone application that contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. You can personalize the VHB content on your own smartphone according to your specific needs. The VHB provides help with emotional regulation and coping with stress via personalized supportive audio, video, pictures, games, mindfulness exercises, positive messages and activity planning, inspirational quotes, coping statements, and other tools.