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Important Notice for Fall 2020: The John Carroll Counseling center will not be conducting face to face counseling sessions until further notice, but we are still here for our studentsAll counseling and psychiatry services will still be offered in a virtual format via Zoom. Click here for information on scheduling an appointment. 


24/7 Crisis / Support Resources

  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

  • National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-TALK (8255)

  • If you or a loved one is having a difficult time coping with the outbreak, SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline with trained counselors: 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Resources for Connecting with Other Mental Health Providers

Note: Many mental health providers across the country will be offering phone/video services for clients during the pandemic. If you are currently / previously connected with a therapist in your area, we suggest contacting them 

  • Use Psychology Today's Find a Therapist feature ( to search for therapists in your area.
  • Contact your insurance provider for a list of providers in your network.
  • Contact your primary care physician for therapist recommendations.
  • A local NE Ohio area psychological group, Behavioral Wellness Group has a counseling service focused on the college student population. This practice provides virtual counseling focused solely on the college student  population. There is a charge for services.
  • Betterhelp is a national teletherapy counseling website available 24/7 at a cost for subscription. More information can be found at

  • Virtual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy billed through individual insurance provider. 

  • BCBS of Massachusetts teletherapy.


  • Mental Health & Addiction Treatment, Most services available via Phone/Video, All Insurance​ accepted, including MassHealth, Medicare, BCBS, Tufts, United, Aetna, Cigna and more.

  • Teletherapy by subscription. 

  • Telemental health for college students located in PA, HI, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CA *We are adding additional states* Reduced Rates Available.

Recovery Support Online




Please see "Mental Health Resources for Students" on this page for general mental health crisis resources, and information on connecting with mental health providers in your area. 

Stressed or anxious about COVID-19? See below for helpful information about the virus, preventative measures, and tips for coping with the stress and anxiety:

Also, be sure to follow the Counseling Center’s social media accounts for other helpful information. We’re @JCU_UCC on Instagram and Twitter!

Below are some resources from John Carrol Campus Ministry

Staying healthy during this time is central to the mission of reducing the spread of COVID-19. As such, it is important to remember that your immune system is significantly affected by diet, stress, sleep, and exercise. While practicing quarantine guidelines, it is very beneficial to keep your body moving and your mind focused, to boost your immune system and reduce stress. Socialize virtually, through online group games and apps. Keep your mind focused by listening to podcasts, videos, and audiobooks, many of which are free at this time. Stay in touch with your friends and family. Take the time to learn a new skill, hobby, or brush up on skills you previously wanted to learn but didn't, due to time restrictions. Learning the practice of mindfulness and present-moment presence can really reduce stress, anxiety, quiet racing thoughts, and help you have better quality sleep. 

Listed below are apps and services that are being offered free of charge during pandemic quarantine:

Exercise is Medicine COVID-19 Resources (thanks to Dr. Jackie Zera, JCU faculty, for creating this resource)

Staying Active During COVID-19 Blog Post



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Amazon Prime

  • If you have Amazon Prime, login, access prime video, and search for workout videos included with prime 

Nike training club app

7-minute workout

You Tube

Gyms Streaming Free Classes

Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments.  

Orangetheory is sharing a new 30-minute workout video each day, featuring some of its most popular coaches from around the world. According to the fitness center, the workouts don't require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items. Orangetheory's first at-home workout was designed to help alleviate stress and elevate your mood. 

Gold's Gym is offering a variety of digital workouts for free through the end of May. Its app offers over 600 audio and video workouts.

Planet Fitness is live streaming "Work-Ins" at 7 p.m. ET every day on Facebook. The company said its trainers, and occasionally surprise celebrity guests, will lead the 20-minute workouts, which are free for everyone. 

All Crunch Fitness members, regardless of membership tier, will now have free access to the Crunch Live platform, which offers over 100 workouts that can be streamed on phones, tablets or TVs. The app has a variety of workouts, including dance, yoga and kickboxing.  

Life Time announced Thursday "Classes on Demand," a way for members and non-members across the country to stream cardio, strength and yoga classes for free. New classes are added every day and include kickboxing, barre, guided meditations and more.

305 Fitness is offering cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube. The sessions are held at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, and are hosted by the founder of the studio, Sadie Kurzban. 

Barry's Bootcamp is hosting 20-minute body-weight workouts live on Instagram for free. On Tuesday, its 9 a.m. 

CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of online yoga and meditation classes while studios are closed. 


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