While we know the value of care for our mental health throughout the year, COVID-19 has caused additional stressors, even for people who typically have few mental health concerns. Social distancing, quarantine, and isolation can be overwhelming and cause even more stress for adults and children. Finding ways to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
MSU offers a wide range of support for you, your family and your students. To see the resources students have access to, please use this link.
The document entitled Addressing Student Mental Health Concerns in Online Courses was developed by Jon Ritz, who serves in the College of Arts & and Letters as coordinator of student health and wellness, along with Sam Hardey, a graphic design intern in College of Arts & Letters Marketing & Communications and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities major with minors in graphic design and entrepreneurship, provides thoughtful directions in support of remote learning and student success.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential short-term counseling and referral service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees, and their insurance eligible dependents who are located within the state of Michigan.
EAP’s resource page: https://eap.msu.edu/resources
EAP’s resource guide responding: https://eap.msu.edu/files/attachment/132/original/Resource%20Guide%20-%203.27.2020.pdf
Health4U’s Emotional Wellness courses page, with upcoming courses and webinars and such will be posted: https://health4u.msu.edu/wellness/courses
Health4U general courses page, which has all of the focus areas (Emotional Wellness, Food and Nutrition, MSU Moves, My Health, and Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug Information (ANDI): https://health4u.msu.edu/courses
Managing our work and personal lives presents ongoing challenges, and the WorkLife Office is here to support you throughout your career span at MSU. COVID has presented challenges unique to working at home, caring for family members including the elderly and children, and caring for one’s self. The Work Life office provides a wide range of resources.
Work Life Office webinars that provide mental health support:
WorkLife Office “Who to Call” website with information for all MSU Faculty and Staff that answers the question: "Who do I call for ____?" https://worklife.msu.edu/quick-link/who-call
Here is the WorkLife Office website “Let’s Talk About it: What Exactly is a Consultation?” https://worklife.msu.edu/news/lets-talk-about-it-what-exactly-consultation
Here is the link where faculty, staff, post-docs, and/or their families can schedule a consultation, request a workshop or additional information, etc. https://worklife.msu.edu/contact