There is a lot of stress from the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, from fear of the illness, financial insecurity, and a disruption to our routines. TUC has options to assist our students, faculty and staff with mental and emotional health.
Faculty and staff will have access as needed to TUC’s Employee Assistance Program for support and resources to address concerns or challenges that may affect employee well-being and performance. The program provides employees with a 24-hour emergency hotline at 866.799.2728 or visit: www.HealthAdvocate.com/touro. Download the “Health Advocate” app today for access to all resources in real time.
Students have access as needed to TUC’s counseling services aimed at minimizing the interruption to learning caused by mental health concerns. Personal counseling is available to you free of charge through the TUC Counseling Services. Please call counseling services at 707-638-5292. By calling this number you can schedule an appointment, leave a voicemail and receive a call back, or you may speak by phone with an off-site counselor 24-7 by choosing option 3.
Below are some suggested way to lower stress during COVID:
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media if they are feeling overwhelmed or distressed.
Eating healthy, exercising, getting sleep and finding time to unwind.
Talk with people they trust about their concerns and how they are feeling.