Stress is a natural response to crisis. Consult the resources below to understand the signs of stress, when to take action, and how to help yourself, your colleagues, and anyone you care about. Employee Assistance Program staff can offer additional advice and services, including free, confidential counseling for University of Iowa employees.
Signs of Stress and Stress Reactions
Physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses commonly signal stress. Learn what to look for and how to respond.
Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussions
Campus mental health experts share resources and strategies to students for coping in a time of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
Provided by Jamma International, this resource provides tools for managing information, reducing stress, and building overall resilience.
Handling Stressful Events with Self Care
Stress is a normal response to crisis. Reestablishing a routine, connecting with others, and taking additional steps can help.
Mental Health Considerations During Outbreaks
The World Health Organization outlines potential concerns for health care providers, caregivers, people in isolation, and others.
Resources for Building Resilience in Tough Times
Resilience means responding to challenges and moving forward. Learn to cope with adversity and grow from challenges.
Videos on Meditation, Nutrition, and More
Mindfulness techniques, meditation, and healthy nutrition can beat stress. Learn a range of stress-management tactics.
Self-Care Strategies to Boost Resilience
Simple strategies—physical, emotional, person, professional, psychological, and spiritual—can help you take care of yourself.
Domestic Violence and COVID-19
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available for anyone feeling unsafe in their relationship. Note: The link below takes you to the hotline website.