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How can college students survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To answer this question, a team of students and faculty at the City University of New York School of Public Health put together an online  guide designed to help college students to get help for problems they encounter related to education, mental  and physical health, health care access, food security, employment, financial aid,  and discrimination.  It also encourages students to become advocates for their own and their peers’ educational, health and social needs.  Written by students for students the Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY is now available.  Although intended specifically for the 270,000 students enrolled at CUNY, the nation’s largest urban public university, much of the information may also be useful to other low-income, Black and Latinx, immigrant and urban college students .  Other campuses and student organizations should feel free to reprint or tailor  relevant sections with citation.


Resources to Support Health Care Personnel Resilience


The Disaster Distress Helpline provides toll-free 24 hour crisis counseling. Call 1- (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Safe Call Now provides confidential crisis referral services for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their family members. Call (206) 459-3020.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline and Treatment Referral Routing Service is a free, 24 hour information service in English and in Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1- (800) 662- HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to local crisis workers. 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. 1-800-799- SAFE (7233).

North Caroline Healthcare Workers Hope4Healers. Licensed therapists provide free emotional support for healthcare workers and their families. (919) 226-2002. Hope4Healers

The ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline provides professional crisis counseling in over 170 languages. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 1-800-4AChild (800) 442-4453.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline provides mental health resources Monday through Friday, between 10am and 6pm EST. Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264) or text NAMI to 741741 (24/7 support via text message).

Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder helpline (PTSD). To get help right away call 1-800-273-8255. Press “1” if you are a veteran.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Confidential live peer assistance. Call (800) 654-5167. AANA Helpline

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