Virtual Care Package
Welcome from Dr. Sislena Ledbetter
Welcome from Dr. Ruby Casiano
SLEEP: Practicing sleep hygiene, getting consistent sleep, avoiding naps, etc.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Move your body regularly in a way that feels right for you, such as walking, dancing, stretching, or another form of exercise.
NUTRITION: Eating consistently throughout the day and nourishing our bodies and minds.
ROUTINE: Creating structure, having a schedule, using a planner/calendar.
TIPS FOR COPING
- Limit news consumption
- Create a dedicated workspace
- Spend time outdoors
- Find outlets for your emotions (e.g. journaling, creating, drawing, playing music, sharing, social support...)
- Engage in distraction (e.g. hobbies, Netflix, cleaning, organizing, podcasts...)
- Practice grounding yourself (e.g. meditation, prayer, mindfulness, being present...)
- Practice self-compassion
- Journal Prompts for Wellness – Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
- 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country
- COVID-19 Información y Recursos
- How to Cope with Traumatic Events like Coronavirus
- How to Support Someone in an Abusive Relationship
- Grounding Toolkit
- Coping with Racial Trauma
- Anti-Racism Tools and Resources for Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivors, Advocates and Allies
- Supporting the Well-Being of Students of Color
- Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
- How LGBTQ Youth Can Cope With Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19
Message from Deidre Evans,
MSW, Survivor Advocacy Services Coordinator
Home is not always the safest place for everyone. During this time of remote learning and physical distancing survivors may be experiencing an increase in safety concerns and feelings of isolation. You are not alone and support is available. Everyone deserves to be treated with love, dignity and respect in their relationships. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and abuse, support is available.
TIPS FOR CONNECTING
- Mindful social media use
- Turn on your video in virtual spaces
- Call, text, FaceTime, email, send an actual letter!
- Virtual hangouts (e.g. Houseparty, Netflix Party)
- Spiritual and cultural practices
Message from Dr. Chris Edwards
CONNECTING TO WWU COMMUNITY
Message from Kelsey Johnson, MA
- What are your strengths?
- What makes you uniquely you?
- What motivates you?
- What are you passionate about?
- What are you grateful for?
- The Jed Foundation
- Crisis Text Line
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- The Steve Fund
- The Trevor Project 1.866.488.7386
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Whatcom LGBTQ+ Coalition
- Ingersoll Gender Center
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- The Asexual Visibility & Education Network
- Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860
- Crisis Text Line
Text “STEVE” to 741741 to access a culturally trained Crisis Text Line counselor.
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Therapy for Black Men
- Therapy for Latinx
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
- BIPOC Mental Health Resources
Finding a BIPOC Therapist