Welcome Wildcats! Fall 2020 may present some challenges, but we at PACS want you to know we are here for you and we know that Wildcats are resilient. Our Virtual Care Package is a compilation of UNH resources available for students.
- PACS Services: Things To Know
- PACS Services: The Details
- WILDCATS: What We Can and Can't Control
- Online Resources
- UNH Resources
THINGS TO KNOW
- PACS services are confidential.
- Crisis counseling and urgent consultation is available 24/7 by calling (603) 862-2090.
- We are located on the third floor at Smith Hall (corner of Main Street and Garrison Avenue - Next to Sawyer and Scott Halls).
- We provide in-person and online (telehealth) services.
- Students come to PACS to address a range of concerns. No problem is too big or too small.
- It's easy to make an appointment. Just call (603) 862-2090.
- There is no additional fee for services or insurance required. PACS services are included in the student services fee paid at the time of enrollment.
- PACS website is full of helpful resources.
In light of COVID19, PACS is happy to provide the option of Telehealth Counseling (which is conducted via Zoom). The first step is to schedule an initial telephone screening by calling PACS at 603-862-2090 to discuss this option and see if it is right for you.
PACS offers in-person counseling. We see students for a broad range of concerns (including stress, adjustment, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and identity). The first step is to schedule an initial appointment. Call PACS at 603-862-2090 to schedule.
Case management services are available to help you connect with additional resources and/or long-term community providers if needed.
PACS offers a range of group counseling services. Each group is facilitated by either one or two mental health clinicians who have training and expertise in the topics to be addressed. Group topics change from one semester to the next. Check here for current schedule. For Fall 2020, all group sessions are held online via Zoom.
WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive resource to support your mental health and well-being. It’s easy to use and free-of-charge to UNH students, faculty and staff (anyone who has a unh.edu email address!). Based on cognitive-behavioral approaches, WellTrack can help you identify, understand and address Anxiety, Stress, and Depression. It can be used alone or in conjunction with psychotherapy. There are a range of tools available through WellTrack, including “The Zen Room” (which has guided meditations and progressive muscle relaxation!). WellTrack also has additional modules related to support with anxiety, addressing public speaking and building resilience. For more information click here.
PACS is available for consultation Monday through Friday 9am – 4 PM. We can consult with students, faculty, staff, and families who may have questions about services, or best options for student care. Just call us at 603-862-2090. After hours crisis counselors are available for urgent consultation.
In the event of a mental health crisis, we continue to be available to you. We are able to offer crisis counseling and urgent consultation for mental health emergencies. During our business hours call or come in. If you are not on campus or it is after hours, please know that there is always a licensed crisis counselor available to you 24/7. Call our main number 603-862-2090 to be connected with a licensed crisis counselor.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit your local emergency room.
WHAT WILDCATS CAN AND CANNOT CONTROL
CAN Control (we will focus on these things)
- Reaching out for help when we need it.
- Following CDC guidelines.
- Our own social distancing
- Practicing good self-care
- Our attitude
- How we treat others
- What news and media we consume
CANNOT CONTROL (WE CAN LET GO OF THESE THINGS)
- How long this will last
- The actions of others
- The way other people respond to or feel about situations
- Things that have already happened
- What items are available at the store
ONLINE RESOURCES: MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID-19
- The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times.
- Care For Your Coronavirus Anxiety: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
- COVID-19, How To Respond Constructively: Resources from The Action For Happiness website.
- Love Is Louder: From The JED Foundation. This website has tips, tools and resources for taking care of your physical and mental health, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
- CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention): Information on stress and coping, as well as information specifically geared for parents, first responders, and those who are at higher risk in this pandemic.
- The Hope Center: Surviving Covid19, a Real College Guide for Students includes information on financial resources, housing, food, and more.
ONLINE RESOURCES: LGBTQ+
- COVID-19 Resources for the Trans/Non-binary Community: Resources from the MIND The Gap website.
- 9 Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Affirming Environment: Resources from them. website.
- The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): Resources from The NQTTCN website.
- Queer Under Coronavirus: Resources from them. website.
- Understanding Anxiety and Depression for LGBTQ People: Resources from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) website.
- 11 Self-Care Tips, According to Expert Queer Healers: Resources from them. website.
ADDITIONAL UNH RESOURCES:
- COVID-19 Updates and Resources
- Health & Wellness
- Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
- Housing & Residential Life
- The Beauregard Center
- Financial Aid Office
- Student Life
- UNH Police Department