4.6.20: HWC Center Update on fostering your well-being in this new environment

An update from the Health and Wellness Center. 

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community, 

In addition to practicing positive health behaviors, as we continue to work and learn remotely, it is important to also focus on activities that promote good mental health and foster well-being. Being disconnected physically does not mean needing to be disconnected socially. This message includes resources for continuing to stay connected virtually. 

For our students, please remember The Health and Wellness Center continues to be open and available to assist with students’ health needs. If you have a medical concern or are feeling ill, please call us at 610-758-3870. Our clinical staff will complete a phone assessment with you to determine your needs and make recommendations for care. If you are having a medical emergency and you are on campus, call LUPD at 610-758-4200, and if you are off-campus, call 9-1-1. 

If you find yourself feeling frightened, sad, or frustrated, we encourage you to reach out to those most familiar and close to you as well as offer to be there for others. In addition, if you think it might be helpful to talk things through with a counselor, we welcome you to contact our Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at 610-758-3880 or 610-758-5183. The center is open and counselors are available 24/7 to talk and provide support and assistance. 

Please remember it takes all of us to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. We have still not reached the peak of the pandemic, and research is showing that social distancing is one of the most important tools at our disposal to save lives. If you are not in urgent need of supplies, stay home. Wash your hands and disinfect surfaces frequently. The CDC is now recommending that you wear a face mask voluntarily if it's necessary to go out in public, primarily for preventing spreading germs to others. This does not provide assurance against infection and does not mean you are safe to go about business as usual. Again, stay home as much as possible. These are important contributions you can make to help yourself and others remain safe and healthy. 

Sincerely,

Lehigh University

Health and Wellness Center Team

  • Stay connected virtuallySocial distancing doesn’t mean you need to feel disconnected from the community. There are a growing number of events listed on the Lehigh website for you to join, including purely social events to provide a break from your studies. Browse all events on the events calendar.
  • For our students remaining in Pennsylvania, read more about Govenor Wolf's stay-at-home order. Please do not leave your homes unless it is essential. The statewide stay-at-home order will remain in effect until April 30.
  • Feeling overwhelmed? Wanting to connect? Join a UCPS Virtual Group Workshop. Counselor facilitated groups focused on distress management with opportunities to talk about, share coping efforts, and gain support around how students are being affected and adjusting to COVID-19 and related stress. Call UCPS (610-758-3880) or email incso@lehigh.edu for workshop times and to be provided with the Zoom link. 

Featured Zoom Events

Thursday Night Trivia | Lehigh After Dark

Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm

Recurring event

The Office of Student Engagement and Lehigh After Dark will be hosting a digital trivia night every Thursday at 7pm.

Prizes - $25 Amazon gift cards

Login via go.lehigh.edu/trivia

Rumi Wisdom for Reflective Isolation

Friday, April 10 at 2:00pm

Recurring event 

Dr. Walead Mosaad will be hosting this event open to all students, faculty and staff. 

Visit lehigh.edu/go/rumiwisdom

Visual Journaling: Jason Travers, Ian Birky, & Dean Koski | Art Galleries

Tuesday, April 14 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm 

Jason Travers will discuss visual journaling of experiences in nature, and explore with fellow Lehigh colleagues and art enthusiasts Ian Birky and Dean Koski how taking notice of one’s environment informs their perception and experience.

To join please follow this link: https://lehigh.zoom.us/j/597790342

Virtual M-Room: Community Check-In | Office of Multicultural Affairs

Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Recurring event

Community Check-In Virtual M-Room Space