The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on many, physically, mentally, and emotionally. One demographic that has been left out of the conversation is college students. Many college students have been subjected to online classes and very few resources to ease finical burden, which has left many college students confused and depressed. College alone is already stressful enough, so to ease the burden for students who’ve had a difficult semester, we at Black Girl Health have compiled some free and low-cost resources specifically for students.
1. Check with your University’s resources for Counseling and Mental Health
While a majority of campus buildings are shut down, mental health centers and student counseling are available to students both virtually and in person. Call or stop by your student services offices to find out what resources may be available to you.
Real is a new therapy startup that is currently offering a month of free group and one on one sessions. A real membership starts at $28 a month, which comes with care from therapists and fellow community members.
Headspace is a meditation app that offers free access to a section called “Weathering the Storm” which offers guided meditations and exercises. Headspace also offers free articles relating to anxiety and stress relief.
Talk space is another virtual therapy option that allows a free 7-day trial which allows access one on one sessions and free therapist-led support groups. Talk space also offers other free resources to cope with COVID-19 related anxiety.
If you would like to educate yourself on different mental health topics, then visit http://medlineplus.gov/ an online information service, produced by the National Library of Medicine where consumers can view the latest health articles and content. If you are a consumer interested in reading medical publications such as journals, dictionaries, or even blog then go to https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ website of the National Library of Medicine.