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*CENTER FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING*

	

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*Hello.*

I miss not having you on campus and am sending positive energy to each 
of you as we all navigate these uncertain times.

In the past several weeks, I have read more news and articles about 
COVID-19 than I care to count. The *article* 
<https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief> that 
stuck with me the most calls what we are all experiencing "collective 
grief." This grief includes feelings of sadness about people we are 
missing and events that will not happen this semester, feelings of 
anxiety about what the future may hold, and worry about loved ones near 
and far. And I know the list goes on.

The article also offers hope, and reminds me that there is power in 
acceptance. This power comes from focusing on things that we can 
control. With that in mind, I want to offer a few recommendations that 
may bring you a sense of reassurance.

You can, and should…

  * *Ask for help*: You don't have to figure this out on your
    own. Counseling and Psychiatry Services, Student Health Services,
    LivingWell and other resources are all available to you. Our *CHWB
    programs and services page*
    <https://www.uvm.edu/health/center-health-and-wellbeing-covid-19-updates> explains
    how to reach us.
  * *Stay connected to UVM*: Keep using all of the resources you relied
    on when you were on campus. View *UVM's directory of services*
    <https://www.uvm.edu/emergency/students-and-families-what-you-need-know> or
    call the helpline 802-656-4357 (HELP) for guidance.
  * *Maintain social connections*: Community support can help you
    through tough times. UVM Bored already has a list of *virtual
    events* <https://uvmbored.com/> that are happening.
  * *Get some fresh air*: Going outdoors can help to regulate your mood
    and moving your body is a great way to feel better. Also, Campus Rec
    has *free online classes*
    <https://uvmcampusrec.com/sports/2019/6/5/group-fitness-schedule-2019.aspx?id=224>.

  * *Unplug: *Take breaks from news and social media. After all, it’s
    impossible to keep up and trying to may heighten your anxiety.

Finally, please continue *practicing social distancing* 
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgP0Cz20U9I&feature=emb_title> as a way 
to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. This is our 
shared responsibility to help our communities and families get through 
this.

Be well,

*/John Paul Grogan/*
Public Health and Outreach Director
Center for Health and Wellbeing

	
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*You @ UVM. <#>*

CHWB’s on-line resource tool offers tips and guidance for how to take 
care of your mental and physical wellbeing. YOU also helps you set goals 
that will help in this transition time. *Learn More 
<https://you.uvm.edu> » <https://you.uvm.edu>*

	

	
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*Practice Mindfulness. <#>*

Check out the UVM Mindfulness Soundcloud for free guided meditations 
that can help you feel grounded and build resiliency, compassion, and 
well-being. *Give it a Try <https://soundcloud.com/mindfulnessuvm> » 
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