Wellness resources during the COVID-19 crisis



The COVID-19 outbreak has proven to be a challenging time for all. With constant media coverage and much uncertainty about what lies ahead, you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. You are not alone. Millions of people across the globe are facing the same worries and challenges that you are during this time. It's more important than ever to remember to take care of yourself and those around you. VCU HR has compiled a list of wellness resources to help you through this time. These resources will be updated as new information becomes available. 


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VCU HR provides employees with a list of curated wellness resources to support your well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. These resources are categorized by the eight dimensions of wellness listed in the dropdown boxes below. 

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NEW! Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight – Help Virginia Stop COVID-19 - The Virginia Department of Health launched a new tool to help fight COVID-19 using funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. COVIDWISE is an exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 while protecting individual users’ privacy. For more information about the COVIDWISE app, visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

Across the United States, many communities are experiencing unrest and distress related to the unjust treatment of individuals who are Black in this country. Coping Tips can be found here in the article Coping During Community Unrest.

As we move forward and doors begin to open again, we must remember that these doors open our hearts to great understanding and shared experiences. The Joy on the Other Side of the Door.

Anthem's myStrength recently added several new activities to address racism. You can sign up for myStrength via the Anthem EAP website to bypass any need for a code. Go to anthemeap.com and enter Commonwealth of Virginia. Find the myStrength Center and choose the sign-up buttom. You can then set up your account and unique password. There is also a myStrength app.

  • Racism, Grief, and Loss – The ongoing pain of racism and violence.  A 5-step activity. 
  • Racism-Related Stress and Mental Wellness – During this stressful time, myStrength is here for you.  A 6-step activity.
  • Talking to Your Kids about Racism, Violence, and Protests – Addressing a complex subject carefully, thoughtfully, and honestly.  An 11-step activity.
  • A Thousand Cuts – Understanding and responding to race-related microaggressions.  A 7-step activity.
  • A Difficult but Necessary Conversation – How to navigate sensitive discussions about race and discrimination.  A 6-step activity.

AnthemEAP also offers articles and resources which can offer support to those impacted by recent events. 


NEW! As communities lift stay-at-home restrictions, it's important to keep taking steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. Find out how to safely travel, visit restaurants, go to the gym and more during reopening.


As VCU begins a phased on-campus opening of the university, here are some resources.

Life after lockdown should start with this healthy to-do list By American Heart Association News

How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic by the CDC

Virginia Department of Health's Prevention Tips 

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