COVID-19 Mental Health Tips
In these uncertain times, taking care of your mental health is even more important. One way to do that is to plan and adjust what you CAN control. Owens Director of Counseling Services Adrian Baney recommends asking yourself these questions:
- What can I do today that will help me move toward my goals? This might look different than your usual day (i.e. online education vs. face to face), but what CAN you do?
- How can I structure my day so that it feels as normal as possible? Establish a routine. Wake up every day and shower and get dressed. Keep up with exercising (even if it’s in your living room or basement or a walk around your block). Call your friends, sit down to do your homework. Make yourself a schedule and follow it.
- Do I have needs I can take care of today? Do I need sleep, to talk with a friend, to get groceries, to study?
- What is something that I can do today that will help me relax or that will help me take care of my own mental health? Make time for hobbies, interests, favorite movies, and positive habits. Take a bike ride, take a long bath, read a book you’ve been wanting to read, have a dance party with your kids, play a video game, etc.
About Counseling Services
Counseling Services offers consultation, mental health assessment, counseling, crisis support, education, prevention, outreach, and linkage to community resources at no additional charge to Owens Community College students. Counseling Services provides assistance to students experiencing personal, educational, interpersonal/relationship, family, social, or psychological difficulties.
If you have a concern about your safety or the safety of others, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at (567) 661-7575.
* When responding, DPS will consult with Counseling Services or other emergency contacts as appropriate*
Emergency and Crisis Contacts
Crisis Text Line 741.741 – Free, National, Confidential Crisis Text Line
Lucas County – Rescue Mental Health Services (419) 255-9585 – http://www.rescuemhs.com/adult-services/
Wood County – Mobile Crisis Unit, 24/7 – (419) 502.HOPE (4673)
Hancock County – Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc. (419) 422-8616 – http://www.frcohio.com/
National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656- HOPE (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) – http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Student Death Guide Campus Notification and Action Protocol
- View the Campus Notification and Action Protocol.
All interactions with Counseling Services at Owens Community College, including scheduling of or attendance at appointments, content of your sessions, progress, and your records are confidential as determined by Federal and State Laws, as well as professional codes of ethics. No record of your involvement with Counseling Services is contained in any academic, educational, or job placement file. You may request in writing that the office staff release specific information about your services to persons you designate.