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Coronavirus Guide

Information for health professionals and the public in the Las Vegas Valley

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Wellness Crisis Resources

About:

During stressful situations, such as an infectious disease outbreak that requires social distancing, quarantine, or isolation, people may feel anxiety, worry, or fear. This guide is intended to provide resources to maintain wellness for students, families, and faculty during COVID-19 outbreak quarantine and social distancing. 

Disclaimer: This guide is intended to function as a landing page for resources for Wellness and Personal Health. This guide is not intended to serve as a replacement for contacting a Health Services professional. 

Coping Health Services:

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely or need support, the following recommended resources may provide assistance.

UNLV Students:

  • UNLV's Student Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, remains open for students and is exploring telehealth options as regulatory guidelines have been eased during the national emergency. Call 702-895-3627 to make appointments.

UNLV Faculty:

  • Call the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services 702-486-6000 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no insurance necessary)

  • Call Desert Parkway Behavioral Health Hospital 877-663-7976 (24 hrs/day).

Everyone:

LGTBQ Community:

  • The Center is working throughout the COVD-19 crisis. Those in need may contact them via telephone at (702) 733-9800 | Monday-Friday 9AM–5PM. The center is also available online at https://thecenterlv.org/online.

  • Crisis Text Line (24 Hours) | Text 'LGBTQ' to 741741
  • Trans Lifeline crisis hotline (24 hours): 877-565-8860 
  • The Trevor Project - suicide prevention and counseling assistance for Youth Ages 13-24. Available via Text: START to 678678 | Call 1-866-488-7386 | Chat online.

Domestic Abuse:

When survivors or victims are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. The following resources, from the National Domestic Violence Hotline can help. They are available via telephone call, text, and online chat. 

Faculty and Students Who are Learning and Working Remotely

The following section contains wellness resources for Faculty and Students during quarantine. 

Visit the: UNLV - HSL Guide to Learning and Working Remotely

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) Connect 

  • UNLV Community Members have free access to TAO Connect; use your @unlv.edu email address to Sign Up for a free account. TAO Connect services include: a meditation library, modules for managing stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more. 

  • Features of TAO Connect have been made available to the public to assist during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Down Dog Apps

  • Down Dog is offering access free exercise and wellness apps for students and faculty/educators (K-12 and college) until July 1, 2020.

  • Access the the following apps on your mobile device: Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Barre, and 7 Minute Workout.

  • To access the free school membership, please sign up with your .edu email address.

Research: Wellness during Disasters

The following search string, terms, and articles can assist in guiding research on the psychological and wellness impact that stems from quarantine, isolation, and social distancing during disease outbreaks.

Search String:

You can copy and paste the following search string into Google Scholar or any of the UNLV Library databases:

Search:    (SARS OR epidemic OR pandemic) AND (posttraumatic stress OR quarantine OR psychology)

Results from Database Searches:

See the links below to go directly to a list of results from pre-run searches. You may be asked to sign in with your UNLV ACE Account credentials to access the results and the articles.

Related Search Terms and Keywords:

  • ​Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • epidemic
  • pandemic
  • infectious disease outbreak
  • virology
  • social distancing
  • isolation / self-isolation
  • quarantine
  • quarantine psychology
  • isolation
  • psychology
  • posttraumatic stress

Resources for Families

Parents

The links below are resources for parents to prepare, communicate, and guide their families during periods of quarantine, social distancing, and isolation. Also, below you will find free resources to help parents keep their children and teens active and engaged.

Children

The resources below are free activities, websites, or events for children during quarantine and social distancing measures. 

Teens

The resources below are free activities, websites, or events for Teens during quarantine and social distancing measures. 

Resources for Everyone

The following resources can help anyone and everyone cope during self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Page Author

Mayra Corn, MLIS
UME Liaison Librarian & Technology Manager
UNLV Health Sciences Library

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