Health & Wellness Resources

Virtual Career Fairs & Grad School Fairs for Colleges & Universities
  • CareerEco – Offers students and alumni opportunities to submit resumes and chat with potential employers
Emergency Food, Healthcare & Financial Assistance

Find food assistance, financial help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic:

Healthcare

Medicaid
Check your eligibility and get coverage for screening and treatment
https://www.healthcare.gov

Aunt Bertha
If you have undocumented immigration status or are otherwise ineligible for Medicaid, you can search community resources (free or reduced) in your area by zip code
https://www.auntbertha.com

Financial Resources

Financial assistance for college students impacted by COVID-19
https://myscholly.com/relief/

Interpersonal Relationship Violence

Minnesota Day One® Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Crisis Line
https://dayoneservices.org/shelters-support/
safety@dayoneservices.org
Call: 1-866-223-1111
Text: 612-399-9995

Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line
Call: 1-866-385-2699
Text: 1-612-399-9977

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
https://www.thehotline.org/
Texting LOVEIS to 22522 for support without saying a word

Minnesota Domestic Abuse/Harassment Resource Sheet
http://www.mncourts.gov/Documents/2/Public/Protective_Orders/PHONE_NUMBER_RESOURCE_SHEET.pdf

Mental Health and Wellness

Counseling Services
https://www.riverland.edu/student-services/counseling-services/

Riverland Community College
Mental Health Screenings
https://www.riverland.edu/student-services/counseling-services/mental-health-resources/

Riverland Community College Counselors on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/RiverlanCommunityCollegeCounselors

Crisis Hotlines and Resources
Crisis Response for Southern Minnesota
https://crisis2southeastmn.com
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/crisis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255
Chat online at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss:
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Video Relay Service: 1-800-273-8255
Voice/Phone Caption: 1-800-273-8255
Nexus-Gerard Family Healing/Telehealth Video Appointments
https://www.nexusfamilyhealing.org/outpatient-and-community
Grant funding for individuals without insurance or funds to cover co-payments
BetterHelp – Online Counseling
https://www.betterhelp.com

Salvation Army Northern Division
Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline
The hotline, available by calling 877-220-4195, operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time.
There is no charge to access the call-in service, and it’s available to anyone in the 11 Midwestern states served by The Salvation Army Central Territory, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

https://www.helpguide.org/ - Your trusted guide to mental health & wellness

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Spanish Version

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Minnesota State Resources

COVID-19 Information for Minnesota State Students, Faculty, and Staff
https://www.minnstate.edu/coronavirus/
 
Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Resources for Employees
https://mn.gov/mmb/be-ready-mn/infectious-diseases/covid-19.jsp
 
Employee Assistance Program Work/Life Counseling
https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/health-and-wellbeing/eap/eap-work-life.jsp

Directory of Warm Lines (emotional support)
https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/BlogImageArchive/2020/NAMI-National-HelpLine-WarmLine-Directory-3-11-20.pdf

Motivation

SuperBetter
https://www.superbetter.com
SuperBetter builds resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.

Best Motivation Apps of 2019
https://www.healthline.com/health/motivation-top-iphone-android-apps#fabulous

5 Free Motivational Apps to Boost Your Goals
https://www.crunchytales.com/5-free-motivational-apps-to-boost-your-goals/

Articles
How Students Can Get Ahead During the COVID-19 School Shutdown
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherrim/2020/03/13/how-students-can-get-ahead-during-the-covid-19-school-shutdown/#3b98171c220d

10 Ways for College Students to Succeed During COVID-19
https://grownandflown.com/college-student-distance-learning-covid-19/

Are You a Student Disrupted by Coronavirus and Feeling Unmotivated? We Have Five Ideas
https://ai.umich.edu/blog/are-you-a-student-disrupted-by-coronavirus-and-feeling-unmotivated-we-have-five-ideas/

Be Motivated While Learning Online
https://mankato.mnsu.edu/it-solutions/learning-online/be-motivated-while-learning-online/

Tips to Help College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.mcleanhospital.org/news/tips-help-college-students-during-covid-19-pandemic

Covid-19: Coping With Lack of Control

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/michelleclarkphd_coronavirusstress-ugcPost-6650430905942884352-J-K6

The Psychology of Mass Panic and Collective Calm

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-psychology-mass-panic-calm.html

Recovery/Sobriety Support Groups - Online
Social Media Connections

InstaGram Follows
https://www.instagram.com/collegehoodadvice/

Student Life Blog and Podcast
https://www.riverland.edu/student-life-blog/

Riverland Community College – Student Life Social Media
Twitter: @riverlandstuli
Snapchat: @riverlandstuli
Instagram:  StudentLifeatRiverland

Stress & Anxiety

Mayo Clinic – Stress Relief from Laughter
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456

MindShift App
https://www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/

Free Evidence-Based Mental Health Relief

Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift™ CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
Get the tools to tackle:

  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias

The 10 Best Anxiety Relief Apps
https://www.thecut.com/article/the-10-best-anxiety-relief-apps.html

12 Free Apps to Help You Beat Stress
https://thiswayup.org.au/12-free-apps-to-help-you-beat-stress/

Best Anxiety Apps of 2019
https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/top-iphone-android-apps#acupressure

The American Institute of Stress – Mental Health Apps
https://www.stress.org/mental-health-apps

CDC - Stress & Coping

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Spanish Version

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

Wellness Experts Share The Self-Care Tactics They're Relying On During COVID-19

Anxiety is part of life, but should not take over your life. 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety

Helping College Students Cope With COVID-19

Study Skills and Tips

Study Skills from Riverland Community College Student Services
https://www.riverland.edu/student-services/study-skills/

Riverland Community College Online Tutoring
https://www.riverland.edu/student-services/tutoring-services/online-tutoring1/

8 ways for Students to Stay on Track While Schools Are Closed During the COVID-19 Outbreak
https://www.erincondren.com/blog/study-tips-for-highschool-and-college-students/

The Hope Center: For College, Community, and Justice
A Guide for College Students
https://hope4college.com/surviving-covid-19-a-realcollege-guide-for-students/

Faculty Resources

Online teaching & pedagogy