Student Health and Wellness Programs

April 2020 Stall Talk

Student Health and Wellness Programs

Social Distancing and Caring for Your Mental Health

The current COVID-19 pandemic has altered and impacted most aspects of life. Students have especially been affected, having to adjust quickly to an ever-changing situation while still meeting the demands of their classes. In this time of social-distancing it is important that we all focus on caring for our mental health and minimizing the amount of stress that we experience. Making simple changes in routines and habits in addition to prioritizing mental health can help us stay healthier and happier through this time.

  • Maintain a consistent routine that works best for you.
  • Take care of your body through regular exercise, adequate sleep, eating healthy meals and suggested activities to prevent illness.
  • If you are feeling ill, contact your primary care doctor first, please stay home unless leaving for medical care.
    • To stop the spread of illness, the CDC now recommends that everyone wear cloth masks when going out in public spaces that may make it difficult to maintain an adequate level of social-distancing.
  • Check-in by taking a mental health screening and get the support you may need:
    • Mental health screenings available online for UH Hilo students on the Counseling Services website.
  • Make self-care a priority.
    • Schedule your breaks and self-care to ensure it becomes a part of your routine.
  • Stay connected!
    • Use online video chat platforms and FaceTime to have face-to-face visits with friends and loved ones.
    • Try doing an activity together while on video such as coloring or playing a board game.
  • Limit consumption of Coronavirus-related media (including social media) to 3 times a day.
  • Be knowledgeable through the use of credible sources.
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed and are in need of support please contact UH Hilo Counseling Services at (808) 932-7465.

A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia. (No task is too big when done together by all.) - ‘Ōlelo No‘eau

In an emergency:
Call 911 or
Campus Security:
(808) 974-7911 (x7911 campus phone)

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi:
1-(800) 753-6879
(Available 24-hours, 7 days a week)

Hawaiʻi Crisis Text Line:
Text "ALOHA" to 741741

YWCA 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline:
(808) 935-0677

Counseling Services:
(808) 932-7465
SSC E-203

Student Medical Services:
(808) 932-7369
CC 212

UH Hilo Care Team:
Christopher Holland, Vi Students

UH Hilo Title IX Office:
Jenna Waipa
(808) 932-7642

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Stall Talk on Social Distancing and Caring for Your Mental Health