Student Support Information
- Virtual Support Services
A full list of UArizona student support services for a wide range of needs can be found here: http://studentsuccess.arizona.edu/resources
- Support. Outreach. Success.
The “SOS” live chat and hotline service provides support and resources for students: https://sos.arizona.edu
- Student Emergency Fund
Students in need of emergency funding can apply here: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TA1XvxC1kgrN1b
- Disability Resource Center
Students and Faculty seeking resources and guidance related to disability resources: https://drc.arizona.edu/covid
COVID Task Force Q&A Session Links
Below please find Mental Health Services and other helpful links suggested by MEZCOPH faculty and staff during the Q&A session at the COPH COVID Task Force meeting on Feb 23.
- Need someone to listen? Support is available from Wildcats RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events), a program where students help students, from the Dean of Students Office, Health and Wellness Initiatives. Other mental health resources also available: https://wellbeing.arizona.edu/wildcats-rise
- Psychological First Aid, Online Course available from American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/coronavirus-information/psychological-first-aid-online-course
- From UArizona Life & Work Connections, there are many support resources and reference services available. The LWC site has a wealth of information including sick and backup childcare and community financial resource links for those experiencing financial hardships. Due to the pandemic, they are offering appointments via Zoom for many of the services.
- Website: https://lifework.arizona.edu
- For Parents: https://lifework.arizona.edu/for-parents
- Employee Assistance Counseling: https://lifework.arizona.edu/counseling-coaching/employee-assistance-counseling
- Parenting consultations: https://lifework.arizona.edu/counseling-coaching/parenting-consultations
- Adult and Elder Care consultations: https://lifework.arizona.edu/counseling-coaching/adult-and-elder-care-consultations
- Childcare consultations: https://lifework.arizona.edu/counseling-coaching/childcare-consultations
- The CDC offers best practice guidance on masks and mask wearing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html
- This suicide prevention guide for K-12 schools comes highly recommended: https://www.theodoraschiro.com/book.html
Provost’s Office, Diversity and Inclusion Links
Support Information from Ivy Banks, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, provided on February 23 following the tragic shooting death of UArizona student Forrest Keys.
Resources for Students
- Free bi-weekly Students of Color Online Support Group with CAPS
- Tuesdays at 2:00 PM and Thursdays at 11 AM
- Schedule an appointment with our AASA Director or AASA Mental Health Advocate
- These are appointments for Black students in need of one-on-one support from the AASA Director or the AASA Mental Health Advocate.
- You can schedule directly at this link: https://calendly.com/hamiltonj_aasa
- Online walk-in counseling through CAPS
- Triage is open Monday through Friday, 9am-3:30pm.
- Follow this link to get started: https://health.arizona.edu/getting-started-caps
- View additional CAPS resources here: https://health.arizona.edu/caps-services-resources-overview
Other Events & Resources across the Cultural & Resource Centers
- Radical Care Circles with Blu
Join the WGRC & LGBTQRC Mental Health and Wellness Series for weekly "Radical Care Circles" with Blu. Through these Radical Care Circles, we hope to create safer & softer spaces of support for self & collective healing though consciously fostering communities of care and connection. No expectations, no pressure, just bring your whole self and come in any capacity you can.
- ISRC Healing Space
Healing Spaces are weekly affirming spaces that foster community for students with undocumented, DACA, refugee or other immigration statuses.
- Thursdays from 6-8pm
- The space is intended for students with DACA, undocumented, refugee status or from mixed-status families.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Resources for Faculty & Staff
- Life Work Connections offers a number of services, including employee assistance counseling for which co-payments are being waived.
- Resilient Arizona provides crisis counseling that is free and confidential.
- Wellness Ambassadors are employee volunteers who promote workplace wellness and create a culture of well-being.
- DEI Consulting Hours are drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 10:00-1:00, where faculty and staff can come to receive private consultation about any DEI issues or concerns.
- The Bias Education & Support Team (BEST) provides education and support to anyone who has been impacted by a bias incident on campus.
As we mourn the loss of a member of the Black community, a member of the Fraternity & Sorority Life community, a member of the SBS community, a member of the Wildcat community - the enormity of the impact of the loss to our respective communities cannot be overstated. Please share the resources and commit to supporting each other as we grieve the loss of Forrest.
Ivy K. Banks, M.Ed., J.D.
Associate Vice Provost, Diversity & Inclusion
Office of the Provost