Keep Well

How to stay healthy

Even though we are all sheltering in place doesn’t mean you can’t stay healthy and here are some awesome resources.

OH SNAP FALL 2020 HOURS: (All hours held at the bottom floor of the Jolly Giant Commons in Housing)

For the first 2 weeks of classes we will be open one day a week, August 28th from 10-3 and September 4th from 10-3. Please do not come to campus if you are sick or have been out of the area in the last 2 weeks, we will gladly arrange a delivery for you!! Email us at

Oh SNAP will be open the following hours starting September 7th 2020:

Tuesday: Noon-2pm & 3pm-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-Noon & 1pm-3pm

Friday: 9am-1pm

Oh SNAP Process:

Oh SNAP services for Fall of 2020 will include pre-packaged bags that are Vegan, Vegetarian, or Meat, you will also have a choice of fresh produce options (when available). Each matriculated student can get one bag a week. Please know your student ID number when coming to Oh SNAP. You must wear a face covering when coming to campus, and you will be asked to stay outside if you don’t have a face covering on. We ask students to stay 6ft apart and will bring one student into the room at a time to sign in. At that time we will also ask if you have any questions about Calfresh or would like to apply. We have paper applications and can make appointments for students to meet on zoom with for CalFresh and Medi-Cal support. If you are unable to make it to the times we are open, or if you have a health reason for not being able to come to campus please email us and we can arrange an alternate pick up time or a deliver, ohsnap@humboldt.eduPlease do not come to campus if you are sick or have been out of the area in the last 2 weeks, we will gladly arrange a delivery for you!!

If you are not currently in Humboldt County and need assistance with Calfresh or finding food resources in your area please email us!!

Cooking classes/gardening classes will resume this semester! Please follow us on instagram (hsuohsnap) or sign up for our newsletter for more information!

Anyone (not just HSU students) can receive support on Calfresh enrollment, Medi-Cal access, or other basic needs information. If you are looking for CalFresh support, or questions about Medi-Cal. You can book a time to meet with someone via Zoom. Please using this link to book a meeting:

If you are struggling with meeting basic needs, check out the Basic Needs Initiative for assistance with food, emergency housing, and other resources.

The Peer Health Education Program will be offering digital events, tips, and tools all to help keep your mind and body healthy. Follow them on instagram @hsuphe or check out their website

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How to stay mentally resilient

Here are some resources to help you stay mentally resilient while at home.

In general, practice good self-care and find ways to live according to your values and goals. Pay attention to how your thoughts and attitudes in any given moment are impacting your mood and overall well-being.  For example, are they helping you to be resilient, balanced, and relatively productive-OR-are they causing anxiety, feelings of depression and “stuckness?”  Talk with others, connect.  It is normal to have ebbs and flows with your mood and productivity levels but if you get “stuck” in a dark space for an uncomfortably long time, consider reaching out to get help (such as from a counselor at CAPS). If you are doing well, think about passing along tips  to your friends and family members.  We are all in this together and will get through this together.

Never hold back when you need some help!

  • Visit Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) to learn more about remote counseling and wellbeing services that you can access during this difficult time. CAPS continues to offer individual appointments (by Zoom or phone). Just call 707.826.3236 or email if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.  Receptionists are available between 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm Monday through Friday.
  • The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is also providing support related to COVID-19 and the shelter in place directive. Their professional staff are available if you are feeling anxious, worried, or depressed related to the current health crisis and need someone to talk to. Reach out for support by calling 707-268-2999, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Active Minds (a student led and nationwide mental health advocacy organization for higher education) is offering a weekly zoom discussion, “Students Chat: Connecting with Peers during COVID”.  Just click the link to register!

Below are a few useful articles and resources that we recommend:

Lisa Turay, CAPS Therapist, on Grounding Techniques during COVID

Grounding Techniques


FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis

How to stay fit

Trying to find a way to stay fit at home? Don’t fret! Here are some great resources to help you get started.

How to stay connected/entertained

How to stay financially healthy

 The Financial Aid Office may be able to help!