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.
Top Ten Ways to Build Resilience
Resilience and Self-Care During COVID-19
Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussion: Faculty and Staff, April 2020
Mental Health Virtual Panel Discussion: Students, April 2020
Signs of Stress and Stress Reactions
Physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses commonly signal stress. Learn what to look for and how to respond.
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.
Dealing with Distressed Individuals
Team members and leaders can help colleagues deal with stress. Learn when to take action and where to go for help.