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Solutions for Anxiety and Isolation

Getting Unstuck through Behavioral Activation:

  • Choose a favorite activity - playing music, art, crocheting, playing video games, binge watching
  • Get into the flow of enjoyment or use as simple distraction. Get your mind off of this situation.
  • Engage in a Cultural Activity - visit a museum online, read a classic, create something new
  • Social Distancing is Not Social Isolation - take a walk in nature, bird watch
  • Challenge Yourself - eat healthy, Try a new Recipe or mix up an old one
  • Meet Friends
    • In person in small groups, use social distancing to take a walk or enjoy a coffee.
    • Meet on Zoom, Snapchat, play games on the internet, speak by phone
  • Use CAPS, Protocall- remote services are available to students by calling (765) 494-6995

Talking to Professors about Personal Issues

Now, more than ever, our home and work lives have been turned upside down as students, staff and professors. Here are some ideas to assist your communication when you are struggling academically or personally. These suggestions have been compiled by Kate Romine, Purdue CAPS Doctoral Psychology Intern, 2020.