Mental Health Awareness Month and COVID-19 Resources
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To ensure that everyone in the Carolina community’s overall health and well-being is supported, we are providing you with practical tools to help you—this month and beyond.
Tools2Thrive from Mental Health America
- Creating Healthy Routines
- Eliminating Toxic Influences
- Finding the Positive After Loss
- Owning Your Feelings
- Supporting Others
- Connecting with Others
Remember, support is a phone call away:
- Call 911, in case of an emergency.
- CAPS provides therapy groups for students, staff and faculty.
- Contact GuidanceResources® at 877-314-5841. Your free Employee Assistance Program offers 24/7 counseling and self-improvement solutions to everyday issues. Access online resources with Organization Web ID: TARHEELS.
- Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or text LOVEIS to 22522 for help with abusive situations.
Mental Health First Aid support materials:
Mental Health First Aid provides mental health trainings to faculty, staff and students at Carolina. Trainees learn how to identify and respond to mental health crises, and provide resources to those who need them. Following are helpful articles about how to handle the extra stress many are experiencing during COVID-19:
- How to Manage your Mental Health when Feeling Stressed During COVID-19
- Supporting Friends During COVID-19
- How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Touch Time During COVID-19
- How I’m Using MHFA to Help my Community During COVID-19
- #BeTheDifference During Pride Month
- Five Ways to Protect Your Mental Health with MHFA
- Tips to Help Children and Youth Take Care of Their Mental Health During COVID-19
- How to Create Your Own Self-Care Plan
- Black Boots, Gender Identity and Teen Mental Health First Aid
- Five Tips to Help You Practice Self-love
- Self-Care for Essential Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19