Wellness News A Bi-weekly newsletter presented by Student Health & Wellness Programs

Issue 1, April 16, 2020

Bi-weekly newsletter presented by Student Health & Wellness Programs

UH Hilo COVID-19 Updates
Find the latest information regarding the steps the University of Hawai'i System, and the Hilo campus are taking to protect our community.

Counseling Services
Has coping with changes caused by COVID-19 led you to experience stress, anxiousness, confusion, fatigue or other feelings? If so, contact us directly to schedule a 30 minute confidential Mental Wellness Check-in by phone or an in-person regular session at (808) 932-7465 or email uhhcouns@hawaii.edu. As always, Counseling Services are free for UH Hilo students.

Relaxation idea
A labyrinth has a single path winding toward the center, which is visible anywhere from the circuit’s perimeter. Each step takes you closer to its center. Take a virtual walk through a labyrinth. It is a peaceful way to de-stress at any time.

Self-Care during social distancing
Check out the latest Stall Talk for tips on how to care for yourself and stay connected with friends and family. Ideas like routines, eating healthy and using technology can keep you healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Take a Mental Health Assessment
Mindwise has a great collection of screenings available to the UH Hilo Community. During this time, we may fall into habits we wouldn't have otherwise. Do a self-assessment to determine any areas that need special attention.

Helpful numbers
This can be a tough situation, with lots of uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. If you feel the need for support and Counseling Services is not available (off-hours and weekends), please reach out to the caring folks at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are there to help you 24/7.

Student Health & Wellness welcomes your ideas for upcoming Newsletter topics. Drop a line to shwp@hawaii.edu and let us know what you'd like more information on.

Information contained within this newsletter is for informational purposes only. Should you become distressed or feel the need for additional support, please reach out to Counseling Services or the Lifeline number provided.


Wellness News Issue 1, April 16, 2020