Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

  • Try to maintain a routine.
    • Maintain a consistent schedule with sleep, meals, and grooming
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, and listening to news stories.
    • Especially social media.
  • If you would like to stay up to date we encourage you to get your information from the CDC for general COVID-19 information or your County’s Department of Public Health for information about local ordinances.Take care of your body.
    • Try to eat balanced meals, sleep, stretch and meditate. 
  • Make time to unwind and do the things you enjoy.
    • Paint, read, watch your shows, and play video games.
    • Explore new interests or revisit old favorites
  • Connect with others.
    • You can use Facetime, phone calls, text messages, or even discord to talk to the people you care about.
  • Sanvello is an app that specialized in stress/anxiety management. Sanvello is offering free premium access during Covid-19.
  • Psych Hub offers multiple videos that focus around several mental health issues, as well as partnering with several mental health organizations to focus on mental health during Covid-19.
  • Try to maintain a routine.
    • Maintain a consistent schedule with sleep, meals, and grooming.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, and listening to news stories.
    • Especially social media.
  • If you would like to stay up to date we encourage you to get your information from the CDC for general COVID-19 information or your County’s Department of Public Health for information about local ordinances. Take care of your body.
    • Try to eat balanced meals, sleep, stretch and meditate. 
  • Make time to unwind and do the things you enjoy.
    • Paint, read, watch your shows, and play video games.
    • Explore new interests or revisit old favorites.
  • Connect with others.
    • You can use Facetime, phone calls, text messages, or even discord to talk to the people you care about.
  • Sanvello is an app that specialized in stress/anxiety management. Sanvello is offering free premium access during Covid-19.
  • Psych Hub offers multiple videos that focus around several mental health issues, as well as partnering with several mental health organizations to focus on mental health during Covid-19.

  • CAPS still offers crisis counseling over the phone. Please leave us a voicemail at (909) 869-3220 or send us an email at caps@cpp.edu with your name, Bronco ID, phone number, and best times to reach you, and someone from CAPS will call you.
  • If you call our office after hours and press 2 you will be able to speak to a live crisis counselor.
  • If you prefer text messaging with a counselor, we recommend texting HOME to 741741 to quickly reach a counselor. 
  • The National Suicide Prevention hotline is always available 24/7 for free by calling 1-800-273-8255.


 

We encourage the use of digital media to reach out to friends and families. You can use Facetime, Zoom, Discord, Skype, Oovoo or Google's Duo. However, if you would like to reach out to others who might feel similarly to you we suggest the following resource:

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts online discussion groups that can be joined through their website: http://www.nami.org/
  • 7 cups offers FREE online text chat with a trained volunteer listener for emotional support and counseling.
  • Psych Central offers online mental health services as well as online support services. 
  • Project Return is a peer support network that hosts several groups including LGBT+ processing groups, journal writings, groups that focus on empowerment and more. 

  • Maintain a normal routine that mirrors your normal schedule. 
    • Showering, changing your clothes, and taking breaks will help with the transition. 
    • Use different spaces for different activities: e.g., different rooms for work, play, and sleep. If space is limited, consider orienting yourself in a different direction for each activity – this helps break up your time visually.

 

  • Use the video feature on Zoom or any other video feature.
    • Connecting through face to face communication can satisfy the need for human contact.
  • Be proactive with your work!
    • Since schoolwork has become homework, it might be easier to finish your work faster to work on personal projects.