We recognize and understand that COVID-19—and all the changes as a result of it—has disrupted life as we know it. You might be feeling stress and anxiety, especially as final projects and exams approach. I want to take this opportunity to remind you the Counseling Center can still serve you remotely.
The Counseling Center has self-help resources available to you 24/7 on its Outreach webpage. Those resources include a series of videos that address several issues such as managing anxiety and depression and building self-esteem. You may also access self-help tools and strategies by downloading the WellTrack app. If you are an Indiana resident, the Counseling Center can also provide clinical services by phone or video. You can get started by contacting the center at 765-285-1736 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Indiana law allows clinical services only for Indiana residents.)
You can also take simple measures to look after your wellbeing. It is easy to become anxious and overwhelmed by news about COVID-19. If you become overwhelmed, try to limit the amount of time you spend watching stories about COVID 19 in the media and make sure you get the facts about COVID-19 from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please stay connected to family and friends and seek help if you need it.
For an overview of the Counseling Center’s services, visit bsu.edu/counselingcenter. You can also watch a video with an overview of its services. Ball State will continue to post updates as new information becomes available at bsu.edu/coronavirus.
We are all in this together. It is important for you to look after your mental and physical health, but please know there is help from Ball State if you need it. We are Cardinals—especially in challenging times.
Ro-Anne Royer Engle
Vice President for Student Affairs