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Coping with Stress

The COVID-19 outbreak may cause individuals to experience stress that can be overwhelming. Stress can manifest in various forms, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • feeling overwhelmed or sad
  • fear and worry about the health of you and/or your friends and family
  • changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • worsening of chronic health problems and mental health conditions
  • increased use of alcohol or drugs

There are ways individuals can cope with stress, including:

  • understanding the risk by receiving accurate information
  • eating well
  • getting enough sleep
  • exercising
  • avoiding alcohol and drugs
  • engaging in relaxing activities
  • talking with others

More information is available at the CDC Guidance on Coping with Stress.

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself and/or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Students can call the UH Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center at (808) 956-7927 to schedule an appointment with a counselor or to hear more about counseling resources on campus. The center is located in the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 312.

Faculty and staff can contact the UH Employee Assistance Program for counseling services at (808) 543-8445 for Oʻahu and 1-800-994-3571 for the neighbor islands.

More resources:

Non-Discrimination/Harassment

The following is based on the UH System COVID-19 Guidelines on Non-Discrimination/Harassment and Behavioral Health.

The university values and is committed to fostering a diverse academic environment. Discrimination, harassment, and intimidation based on one’s race, national origin, ethnicity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic is strictly prohibited. Reports of any incident of discrimination, harassment or intimidation should follow university procedures for filing a complaint.

The contact for undergraduate students is the UH Mānoa Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students (vcs@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-3290 [Voice/Text]).

The contact for graduate students is the UH Mānoa Graduate Division (graduate.education@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8544).

The UH Mānoa contact for employees is the UH Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (EEO) (eeo@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-7077).

Domestic Violence

Stay-at-home orders may have increased the risks associated with domestic violence. The UH Mānoa Campus Confidential Advocate (geneq@hawaii.edu) and Title IX Office can help guide those who face possible situations of domestic or relationship violence.

Employees may also seek confidential Employee Assistance Program services through WorkLife Hawaiʻi by calling (808) 543-8445 to schedule an appointment.

If you are, or anyone you know is, a victim of domestic violence, you may also contact:

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