April 17: Mental Health Resources Available
If you are feeling uncertain about how to handle the fear, stress and anxiety associated with the coronavirus, you are not alone. There are many resources available to support you.
The JSU Counseling Center is offering remote telehealth sessions for in-state students and may be able to provide services for some out-of-state students. Please call 256-782-5475 or submit an appointment request online.
For JSU faculty and staff, there is an Employee Assistance/Work-Life Program administered by Health Management Systems of America. The EAP is a free, voluntary and confidential service that provides professional counseling and referral services designed to help employees and their family members. Available services include diagnostic assessment and problem resolution, legal consultations, financial consultations and online work-life resources. For assistance, call 1-800-847-7240 seven days a week, 365 days a year.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Visit the website or call 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line Available by texting “HOME” to 741741
The Disaster Distress Hotline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Learn more about coping with COVID-19 stress, anxiety and mental health from The Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health America and Virus Anxiety.