*Published on March 26, 2020*
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Our faculty and staff colleagues across Northeastern have been working tirelessly to make sure the teaching and research enterprise, as well as our business operations, continue without compromising the university’s mission. Likewise, our students have been showing tremendous adaptability and dedication to their academic progress.
Nevertheless, these are unprecedented times with unprecedented demands that span our professional and personal lives. While the circumstances that factor into managing work, life, learning—and the blurring lines in between—may be unique to each individual, we want to assure everyone in the Northeastern family that there is a support system with resources available to students, faculty, and staff, including the relevant expertise of Northeastern researchers.
- JOIN US LIVE – Facebook Live with Psychology Expert on Coping with Anxiety
Friday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. ET
David DeSteno, professor of psychology in Northeastern’s College of Science, is one of the leading experts on the ways in which emotions guide decisions and behaviors fundamental to social living. He’ll be sharing his insights and answering questions. Tune in at facebook.com/northeastern.
- TAKE THIS COURSE – COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient
This new online class provides practical, up-to-date, and scientifically proven answers during this threatening time of severe disruption. COVID-19: How to be Safe and Resilient is an hour-long course that is free and accessible to anyone. Launched by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, it is a “one-stop-shop” of credible, digestible collection of skills to help manage and survive the pandemic.
- READ THIS – Managing Mental Health Issues During this Anxious and Unpredictable Time
Alisa Lincoln, professor of sociology and health sciences, wants to help people across all demographics who are coping with mental health issues, social isolation and stress during the pandemic.
- AND THIS – Fear Can Be Contagious. Know When to Tune Out
Kristin Lee, associate professor of behavioral sciences, says it’s ok to tune out for a while if the news is making you feel anxious and overwhelmed. When you do read the news, make sure you’re getting it from reliable sources.
Find caregiving resources. Many of our employees are managing significant caregiving demands on top of their usual work responsibilities. If on-site essential employees are in need of child care, EAP or Northeastern’sCare.com vendor can help refer them to an appropriate caregiver. EAP also offers educational guidance, free telephone consulting with a special needs coach, and guidance on elder care.
Employee Assistance Program: 877-739-3989
Find@Northeastern: 877-233-9477; +1 781-457-7777
WeCare: firstname.lastname@example.org (monitored 24/7)
Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning and Co-Chair of the University COVID-19 Task Force
Senior Vice President for External Affairs and Co-Chair of the University COVID-19 Task Force