Resources related to COVID-19 (coronavirus):
Coping during COVID-19:
"Overcoming Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19" - presentation by FSU's EAP offering coping skills
FSU CoM Library's comprehensive resource list on Mental Health and Wellness: Coping with COVID-19
Helpful article explaining our collective emotions and suggestions for how to manage them: That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief via Harvard Business Review
Kindness Amid Coronavirus - The Coronavirus Kindness Project was created to track and visualize news stories and personal acts of kindness and humanity as the world collectively faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by FSU CoM Students, Vinita Akula and Gabriela Cintron, and Kevin Dick (Carleton University).
A list of “resources for psychological health in distressing times” provided by osmosis.org: Link to PDF here
Additional resources can also be found on the American Psychological Association’s website: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics
Ideas on "How to be Social while Social Distancing"
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF): (updated 04/16/2020) CoM Student FAQ's - Answered by your psychologists, Drs. Painter, Porter, and Taylor. During this time of rapid and considerable transitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand and acknowledge the many changes and fast-paced adjustment that have occurred to your academic plans, study techniques, sleep schedule, socialization, and mental health – just to name a few. We have developed this FAQ of common concerns we are currently hearing in our appointments with you all (Med, Bridge, PA, and BMS PhD students) and provided responses to these common issues. We will be continually updating this document, so please check back frequently. If you have a concern or question that you would like addressed in this FAQ, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSU University Counseling Center (UCC) Resources:
Exercise, Fitness, & Wellness:
FSU Campus Recreation Active Anywhere resources - Fitness classes via Zoom, and lots more. Free to FSU students, staff and faculty!
“Down Dog” Yoga app – currently offering free access until end of the month.
Peloton App - 90-day free trial for access to exercise routines (indoors and outdoors)
Google doc with many fitness and wellness resources
Disability-focused wellness resources, created by Syracuse University
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Are you having thoughts of suicide or self-harm? Worried about a friend?
Help and Support is available 24 hours a day: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
In Crisis? Need help right now?
- FSU University Counseling Center – available during business hours and after hours
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- 2-1-1 Big Bend or Call 211 or 850-617-6333
- Call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room
- Calm – app for relaxation and sleep (COVID-19 Free resources)
- Headspace – app for meditation and mindfulness (Limited-time free membership for AMA Members during COVID-19)
- Insight Timer – app with large variety of free, guided relaxation exercises
- Relaxation recordings (and more!), provided through KU Medical Center Counseling and Educational Support Services - see the self-help resources page
- Relaxation recordings, provided through Brigham Young University – deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, imagery and visualization
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation – scripts and audio
- Insight Timer app – large variety of free, guided meditations for any number of topics
- AAMC Medical Student Well-Being - "Student service providers, faculty, staff, and current medical students share personal stories of resilience, resources for maintaining well-being, and programs, practices, and strategies they have found to be effective in building student well-being."
- List of recreational activities at FSU and locally in Tallahassee: Recreational Things To Do List (PDF doc)
Regional Campus Resources
List of local therapy providers at each regional campus (Excel doc)
Note: If you have the University sponsored health insurance (UHCSR), please utilize the UHCSR 'Find Providers' tab to search for (Behavioral) mental health providers covered under UHCSR near you: https://www.uhcsr.com/school-page
Students with Disabilities
The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine welcomes qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.
If you are a student with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations to fully access your program, please do the following:
- Please register with FSU’s Office of Accessibility Services (OAS; formerly known as the FSU SDRC - Student Disability Resource Center) online at https://dsst.fsu.edu/oas.
- Meet with an OAS advisor for an intake meeting.
It is University policy that accommodations are not provided retroactively and cannot be provided without first registering with the OAS and scheduling an intake meeting with an advisor at the OAS.
- If you receive a letter for accommodations, please provide our office with a copy for our records, as our office serves as the ADA Coordinator for the CoM. All records and documentation are confidential and stored within our office.
To ensure equitable access, students are encouraged to register with the OAS and schedule an intake meeting far in advance of the start of their program. Please know that all information about the OAS's policies will be given to you at your intake meeting. They are also available online, and we strongly encourage you to become familiar with these, via the OAS's website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the accommodations process.
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