The University of Maryland Counseling Center cares deeply about the UMD community and we extend our support to the community during this difficult and unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. As we navigate the outbreak, the counseling center is committed to caring for, supporting, and serving this community through virtual services and resources.
We recognize that in the wake of this crisis, many students may be experiencing significant fear, not only about their physical health but also about the uncertainty that the outbreak poses. We understand that CDC guidelines on social distancing to protect ourselves and others, has led to severe and uncomfortable changes in our lives with which we must now must cope. Additionally, we acknowledge that the COVID-19 outbreak has greatly impacted certain communities, with unfortunate increases in xenophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic bias; additional stress on medically vulnerable individuals; and significant barriers to resources in lower-income and working-class communities.
In situations like this it is normal to feel anxious, experience stress, feel frustrated, depressed, and lonely. The resources outlined below may help you cope with these reactions and manage your mental health during this difficult time.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts to cope with the situation, you may find yourself in need of additional support for your mental and emotional wellbeing. The Counseling Center is here to help, support, and care for you.
To remain consistent with the CDC guidelines, we have adjusted our services with the public’s health in mind. As such, the Counseling Center will provide remote services through a virtual platform for students.
To schedule a virtual appointment to talk with a counselor, call the Counseling Service at (301) 314-7651 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..
To schedule a virtual appointment to discuss accommodations for disabilities, call the Accessibility and Disability Service at (301) 314-7682 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mental Health Workshops
Recordings of Spring semester workshops are available below:
Navigating the New Normal: Coping with COVID-19
Breathe, Stretch, Shake, Let it Go: Tips for Managing Stress and Emotions
Healthy Communication and Relationships
We encourage students to use the interactive self-help app WellTrack to support your mental health and wellbeing. Download WellTrack from the App Store or Google Play. All students can register for free using their UMD email.
The COVID-19 outbreak has become the primary focus of the world at this time. However, we recognize that students may be struggling with concerns unrelated to this situation or may have pre-existing difficulties that are now exacerbated by this pandemic. Our Common Student Concerns pages offer detailed information, coping strategies, and resources for a variety of concerns, both related and unrelated to the current crisis.