In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the John Carroll University Counseling Center has canceled all in-person counseling appointments concurrent with cancellation of all university in-person academic classes and events for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. However, our mission to care for our students remains the same.
Starting Monday, March 23rd, the JCU Counseling Center will begin providing video telehealth consultations to our students. To schedule, call 216-397-4283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to current laws, we are limited to providing consultations to students residing in the state of Ohio at this time. For any students residing outside the state of Ohio, the Counseling Center can provide a one time consultation to those students to assist them in connecting to mental health resources in their area. If these restrictions change due to the current situation, we will be able to provide services to students residing outside of Ohio.
24/7 Crisis / Support Resources
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you or a loved one is having a difficult time coping with the outbreak, SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline with trained counselors: 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Resources for Connecting with Other Mental Health Providers
Note: Many mental health providers across the country will be offering phone/video services for clients during the pandemic. If you are currently / previously connected with a therapist in your area, we suggest contacting them
- Use Psychology Today's Find a Therapist feature (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us) to search for therapists in your area.
- Contact your insurance provider for a list of providers in your network.
- Contact your primary care physician for therapist recommendations.
- A local NE Ohio area psychological group, Behavioral Wellness Group has a counseling service focused on the college student population. This practice provides virtual counseling focused solely on the college student population. There is a charge for services. https://campustherapy.com/
Betterhelp is a national teletherapy counseling website available 24/7 at a cost for subscription. More information can be found at https://www.betterhelp.com/
https://www.ihopenetwork.com Virtual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy billed through individual insurance provider.
https://wellconnection.com/landing.htm BCBS of Massachusetts teletherapy.
Mental Health & Addiction Treatment, Most services available via Phone/Video, All Insurance accepted, including MassHealth, Medicare, BCBS, Tufts, United, Aetna, Cigna and more.
https://www.talkspace.com Teletherapy by subscription.
https://www.virtualcounselor.com/copy-of-welcome Telemental health for college students located in PA, HI, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CA *We are adding additional states* Reduced Rates Available.
Recovery Support Online
- https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings Free online recovery meetings.
- https://www.intherooms.com/home/ Free online recovery meetings.
Please see "Mental Health Resources for Students" on this page for general mental health crisis resources, and information on connecting with mental health providers in your area.
Stressed or anxious about COVID-19? See below for helpful information about the virus, preventative measures, and tips for coping with the stress and anxiety:
- New resource as of 5/11/2020: Highland Springs, a local treatment center located in Highland Hills, OH, is offering free virtual support groups for dealing with issues related to the COVID crisis. For more information: 855-789-COVID (2684).
To Register for a Support Group, go to:
- JCU’s Health Update Site: https://jcu.edu/healthupdate
- If you or a loved one is having a difficult time coping with the outbreak, SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline with trained counselors: 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- CDC webpage for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htm
- CDC webpage for mental health and coping during coronoavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Taking Care of Yourself during Uncertainty: https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
- Psychology Today article that talks about the anxiety of the coronavirus, and steps to decrease worry/anxiety: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-files/202003/are-you-worried-about-the-coronavirus
- Guided meditation to overcome anxiety and fear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT_ZvD94_kE
- TAO (Therapy Assisted Online) - an online therapy supplement becoming more common in college counseling centers, is now offering a COVID-19 coping session (i.e., video recording) for free to anyone - members or non-members. They also put their mindfulness library for free access online. https://www.taoconnect.org/mindfulness-exercise/
https://www.headspace.com/covid-19 Free Headspace meditations.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVlLbxLe1Eo51f-BqC3u48AyikKun3mcT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Crisis Survival Skills video playlist.
https://www.taoconnect.org/english-exercises/ TAO Connect has made meditations free online.
https://hope4college.com/ The Hope Center advocates for students’ basic needs, and has resources for food-insecurity, housing, childcare, transportation, and mental health care.
Also, be sure to follow the Counseling Center’s social media accounts for other helpful information. We’re @JCU_UCC on Instagram and Twitter!
Below are some resources from John Carrol Campus Ministry
- Video that was put together by JCU seniors involved with Catholic Faith Communities: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YDR_C2xStUM&feature=youtu.be
- Constant Contact eBulletin or Speed Bumps are two regular communications that you can receive from Campus Ministry. Contact them for more details. (https://jcu.edu/student-life/campus-ministry)
- Campus Ministry can be found on Instagram: faiththatdoesjustice
- Campus Ministry will be offering spiritual direction via Zoom and possibly other offerings as they are developed - please check their page for information: https://jcu.edu/student-life/campus-ministry
Staying healthy during this time is central to the mission of reducing the spread of COVID-19. As such, it is important to remember that your immune system is significantly affected by diet, stress, sleep, and exercise. While practicing quarantine guidelines, it is very beneficial to keep your body moving and your mind focused, to boost your immune system and reduce stress. Socialize virtually, through online group games and apps. Keep your mind focused by listening to podcasts, videos, and audiobooks, many of which are free at this time. Stay in touch with your friends and family. Take the time to learn a new skill, hobby, or brush up on skills you previously wanted to learn but didn't, due to time restrictions. Learning the practice of mindfulness and present-moment presence can really reduce stress, anxiety, quiet racing thoughts, and help you have better quality sleep.
Listed below are apps and services that are being offered free of charge during pandemic quarantine:
- Free apps for exercise, meditation & sleep: https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/16/apps-and-services-coronavirus/
- Apps to stay informed & entertained: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-best-apps-if-youre-stuck-at-home.html
- Educational apps & websites: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/check-out-these-free-educational-apps-and-sites-1842363236
Exercise is Medicine COVID-19 Resources (thanks to Dr. Jackie Zera, JCU faculty, for creating this resource)
Staying Active During COVID-19 Blog Post
- Free for 3 months, no credit card required
- Free or college students and teachers until June
- If you have Amazon Prime, login, access prime video, and search for workout videos included with prime
Nike training club app
- Tone it UP (https://www.youtube.com/user/ToneItUpcom/featured)
- UK HR Health and Wellness (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75rWa2cbTe5DQw3PJKRP8g/videos. )
- Alo Yoga- No matter what kind of yoga you're into, Alo Yoga's YouTube channel is a great destination. Here you'll find workouts of all different lengths to fit your schedule, kid yoga, how-to videos and even guided meditations.
Gyms Streaming Free Classes
Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.
Orangetheory is sharing a new 30-minute workout video each day, featuring some of its most popular coaches from around the world. According to the fitness center, the workouts don't require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items. Orangetheory's first at-home workout was designed to help alleviate stress and elevate your mood.
Gold's Gym is offering a variety of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.
Planet Fitness is live streaming "Work-Ins" at 7 p.m. ET every day on Facebook. The company said its trainers, and occasionally surprise celebrity guests, will lead the 20-minute workouts, which are free for everyone.
All Crunch Fitness members, regardless of membership tier, will now have free access to the Crunch Live platform, which offers over 100 workouts that can be streamed on phones, tablets or TVs. The app has a variety of workouts, including dance, yoga and kickboxing.
Life Time announced Thursday "Classes on Demand," a way for members and non-members across the country to stream cardio, strength and yoga classes for free. New classes are added every day and include kickboxing, barre, guided meditations and more.
305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, and are hosted by the founder of the studio, Sadie Kurzban.
Barry's Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute body-weight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m.
CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed.
Homegrown Yoga (https://www.facebook.com/homegrownyogaky/ )
- Cindy Reed (https://www.facebook.com/cindy.reed.165)- teaches Trauma Informed Yoga