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In this time of unprecedented transition, UMSL remains committed to student success and your progress toward your degree. First and foremost, we are here to support you during this uncertain and challenging time. We know situations are changing rapidly, and the next best steps are not always clear. With that in mind, we know student success is not just about academics, so we are sharing non-academic resources to help you through this stressful time.
One such resource is Sanvello, an app that offers techniques to relieve stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression. The University of Missouri has a system-wide subscription to this app. With the subscription, students, faculty and staff who sign in with their campus or system email address can access premium features without having to pay monthly fees. The Sanvello app is available for both Android and Apple phones.
The app’s features are customizable to serve your needs. For example, during meditation, users can choose to focus on being present or on calming down before going to sleep. The habit-tracking feature can measure standard wellness habits such as drinking water or getting enough sleep, but it can also track how often you engage in a hobby that makes you happy. In the app’s social forum, you can post what you are grateful for and other users can leave “hearts” on the posts to offer encouragement and support.
You might also be interested in the University of Missouri Guided Mindfulness Practices.
There are countless local and national resources available for the issues you may be struggling with through this pandemic. This list is not exhaustive, but intended to provide places for you to start. Student Social Services has some great tips for connecting with community resources.
- STL Response is a new dashboard that organizes the many powerful resource guides, news updates, and social media feeds that people across the region created to support their neighbors
- United Way 2-1-1 is the largest and most popular resource guide available in Missouri and Illinois. By dialing 2-1-1, you can speak with a resource specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that can help you find the resources available to you. You can also chat with a representative Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. United Way 2-1-1 offers their full resource guide online for you to browse and search at your convenience.
- Start Here St. Louis is a resource directory providing program and contact information for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and more throughout the St Louis area. They also publish an annual Resource Directory that is available to print. You can also find updated cooling center, summer meal program, health and legal information.
- St. Louis City has provided an Emergency Resource Guide and Financial Resources and More for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- St. Louis County has compiled a list of resources and links for dealing with issues resulting from COVID-19 and coronavirus.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with someone.
- The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. They offer a 24/7 hotline (1-866-488-7386) as well as chat and text services.
- The Crisis Text Line allows you to access a crisis counselor 24/7 by texting "HOME" to 741741.
- Safe Connections provides a 24/7 crisis hotline for those who have experienced trauma (1-314-531-2003). If you feel unsafe in your home or have experienced domestic or sexual violence, the advocates who answer the hotline will provide emotional support, help you assess your immediate safety needs, and offer referrals. Interpreters and RELAY services are available. The website provides a "click to escape" button if you need to change your screen quickly.
- Go to Missouri Community Options & Resources (MOCOR) for information on long-term support and services and links to community resources throughout Missouri.
- See TheHelpList.com for Missouri community resources by county.
- For additional tips, see:
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC)
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation Durning an Infectious Disease Outbreak (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA)
- Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During COVID-19-Related School Closures (Active Minds)
- Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine, in partnership with Mental Health America)