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Dear Students,

All of us in Student Health and Wellness are excited to be with you again. We acknowledge the uncertain times due to COVID-19, the transition of our government, and ongoing racial injustice. While every person’s response is unique to these events, our colleagues with the JED foundation remind us, “It is expected and reasonable during moments such as this to experience a range of reactions, including feeling unsettled or anxious.” 

Today we write to remind you we are available to support you during these challenging times, even while you are away from campus. You are encouraged to reach out to any of the following:

University Counseling Center http://ucc.nd.edu/ (574) 631-7336

University Health Services http://uhs.nd.edu/  (574) 631-7497

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being http://mcwell.nd.edu/ (574) 631-7970

Center for Student Support and Care http://care.nd.edu/  (574) 631-7833

Fighting Irish Care https://timely.md/faq/fighting-irish-care/

Other resources from the JED Foundation

  • Seize The Awkward has tips and resources for maintaining mental health and fostering stronger connections with friends and family during challenging moments.
  • Our Love is Louder Action Center provides tools for staying calm, connected, and active, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
  • JED's and MTV’s Press Pause includes animated PSAs and an online hub with simple mindfulness techniques — like breathing exercises, meditation, perspective checks, music, and movement — to deal with common stresses and challenges that can make young adults feel overwhelmed or hopeless.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has Tips for Coping with Traumatic Events.

We hope this list of resources helps as we navigate the uncertainty of this moment. 

We look forward to being with you again, in person or virtually. Regardless of where you are, we are here for you.

Well-being is essential for learning. College Health fosters students’ academic success by providing developmentally-appropriate health care services that support wellness. We are, at our core, an academic retention program. Moreover, we strive to teach students to become good consumers of health care not only in support of their academic endeavors now, but also to foster lifelong well-being.