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Coping with COVID-19

We understand people are experiencing a range of emotions stemming from isolation and other changes changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


We are committed to collaborating with the university in providing assistance to our community in coping with these unprecedented times and have assembled the following resources for students, residents, faculty and staff.

Managing Fears and Anxiety Around Coronavirus
Common reactions to uncertainty about coronavirus range widely, but may include anxiety, worry, feelings of helplessness, social withdrawal, difficulty concentrating and sleeping, anger or hyper-vigilance to your health and body.

  • Review our "Self-Care and Coping Skills" presentation (pdf) geared towards students and health professionals.
  • Stay informed by the CDC and consult their ongoing situation summary. They also provide resources on managing stress and anxiety.
  • Find the latest updates from the medical center at our COVID-19 Resource Center.
  • Limit worry by lessening the time spent watching or listening to upsetting media coverage. Remember to take breaks from the news and focus on things that are positive in your life and that you have control over.
  • Be mindful of your assumptions about others. If someone coughs or has a fever, there are many potential causes that do not include coronavirus.
  • Maintaining social connections helps create a sense of normalcy and provides valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. With CDC social distancing recommendations, this may include online video chat or other social media apps.
  • Review our "Coping with COVID-19: Resiliency While Socially Distant" presentation (pdf) or watch it:
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Schedule an appointment with our staff

Counseling and Educational Support has closed our physical offices due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we continue to provide counseling services via Zoom. You can schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments online or by calling 913-588-6580. If this is outside of regular business hours and/or an emergency, contact 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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Mail Stop 4006
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6580
Fax: 913-588-6597