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 will be providing food bags and Calfresh/Medi-Cal support for the summer of 2020. 
For students who are enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester we will be distributing food bags once a week at the bottom floor of the JGC on Wednesdays from 10am until 3pm. If you are unable to make these times please email us at and we can schedule another time. 
Anyone (not just HSU students) can receive support on Calfresh enrollment, Medi-Cal access, or other basic needs information by going to our Zoom office hours on Fridays from 2pm-4pm, Zoom link:
Please note that these hours may change due to summer staffing, updates can be found on our website If you are unable to make it to these times please email us at

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

25 five items to have in your
pantry during this pandemic

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!