The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many aspects of our lives. The need to social distance has changed the way we interact and can often lead to isolation and loneliness. The majority of courses being offered online has shifted the way we learn and are assessed. Concerns about safety for ourselves and those we care about can cause worries to spiral, and not knowing when this will all end is also anxiety-provoking. These stresses also disproportionally impact people of color as Black and Latino folks are much more likely to catch the virus and suffer complications. The disease has also further fueled xenophobia and racism against Asians and Asian Americans as the president and some of his followers have suggested that China has caused this pandemic.

If the COVID-19 pandemic is making it hard to focus, you’re not alone.

University of Illinois COVID-19 information page

Counseling Center Operating Procedures During COVID-19

Counseling Center COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Face COVID (video)

NAMI: Coronavirus—Building Mental Health Resilience

SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health in a Pandemic

Active Minds: Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During COVID-19-Related Closures

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety

SAMHSA: COVID-19 Disparities in Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.

Responding to Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Outbreak