Jan 7, 2018


As a student, navigating through the coronavirus pandemic can be challenging and overwhelming. Here at Bay Regional Medical Center, we understand the importance of supporting mental health during this unprecedented time. Our dedicated team offers comprehensive resources and expert guidance to help students maintain well-being and overcome the unique obstacles presented by the pandemic.

Understanding the Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of student life, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. It's crucial to acknowledge these challenges and prioritize mental health. Bay Regional Medical Center is committed to providing you with the tools and support needed to navigate through these difficulties.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

During this challenging time, it's natural to experience higher levels of stress and anxiety. Our experienced professionals recommend implementing strategies to manage these emotions effectively:

Maintain a Routine

Establishing a daily routine can provide structure and stability, reducing stress and promoting a sense of control. Plan your day, set realistic goals, and include activities that promote relaxation and self-care.

Stay Physically Active

Engaging in regular physical activity releases endorphins, which help boost mood and reduce stress levels. Incorporate exercises such as yoga, walking, or home workouts into your routine.

Connect with Others

Even though physical distancing measures are in place, it's essential to stay socially connected. Utilize virtual platforms to maintain communication with friends, family, and support groups. Sharing experiences and emotions can provide a sense of support and understanding.

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Explore various relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or mindfulness. These practices can help calm the mind and promote a sense of peace and relaxation.

Accessing Support Services

Bay Regional Medical Center offers a range of support services tailored to meet the unique mental health needs of students:

Telehealth Counseling

Our telehealth counseling services allow you to receive professional support from the comfort of your own home. Our experienced therapists are here to listen, provide guidance, and develop personalized strategies to help you cope with the challenges you may face.

Online Workshops and Support Groups

Participating in online workshops and support groups can provide valuable insights, coping strategies, and a sense of community. We offer a variety of virtual sessions covering topics such as stress management, anxiety reduction, and mindfulness techniques.

24/7 Crisis Helpline

In times of crisis, our 24/7 crisis helpline is available to provide immediate support. Our trained professionals are ready to offer guidance, resources, and referrals to ensure you receive the assistance you need.

Additional Resources

Bay Regional Medical Center understands the importance of comprehensive resources for maintaining mental well-being. Here are some additional resources to support you during this challenging time:

  • Mental Health America - Provides a range of resources, including educational materials, self-help tools, and a support community.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Offers 24/7 crisis intervention, support, and local resources for individuals in distress.
  • The Jed Foundation - Focuses on promoting emotional health and suicide prevention among college and university students.


At Bay Regional Medical Center, we prioritize your mental health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. Our comprehensive resources, expert guidance, and support services are designed to help you navigate the unique challenges of student life. Remember, it's essential to seek help when needed and practice self-care. Together, we can overcome these obstacles and emerge stronger. Stay well!

Ron Herd
Take care of yourself! 🌈
Oct 11, 2023