This is a time of uncertainty for our entire Walsh University community, as well as the world. We understand that individuals may be feeling a wide range of emotions regarding the health and safety concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in addition to stress related to the sudden disruption of your campus learning environment as we Walsh transitions to remote learning for all students.

Counseling Services will continue to be available by phone and e-mail for consultation and referral. Although they are not set up to offer any telemental health at this time, students may also contact their insurance company for a list of providers in their area or click here for a list of providers in Ohio. Crisis services are available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

In addition, below are some helpful tips provided by Counseling Services for managing fear and anxiety during this time.

Physical Wellness

As our country moves forward with the necessary efforts to maintain good health you may feel your normal routine has been “road blocked”. Walsh University Wellness encourages everyone to maintain physical distance and use this time to be creative in adopting a new way to be just as physically active and socially engaged.

In the mean time let’s talk about what you can do to engage in physical distancing and still actively engage in a healthy lifestyle. Do not feel defeated; this is an opportunity to accept the challenge to be creative and smart with maintaining your health. #SwordsUp


Adopt healthy hygienic habits such as:

  • washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (especially after sneezing or before/after touching your face or a sick person)
  • cover your mouth and nose (not with your hands) when coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and contact with others who are sick
  • stay home while sick


Nike Training App: The Nike Training Club app helps you reach your fitness goals with expertly designed workouts from our world-class Nike Master Trainers. NTC provides free workouts for everything from bodyweight-only sessions, invigorating yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full-equipment home workouts for all fitness levels.

Local, State, and National Parks and Metro Parks: Be creative and think out of the box. Ohio has some of the most famous parks and recreation right at your figure tips. The Ohio Department of Health has encouraged us to remember our resources. Visit a park for a hike, walk, run, or even a dog walk today!

My Fitness Pal: Take control of your goals. Track calories, breakdown ingredients, and log activities with MyFitnessPal.

Telemedicine: If you or someone you know begins to fell unwell or if you have general questions/concerns about your health please contact the Ohio Department of Health call center, open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Information regarding our state's efforts to making your health a priority can be found here.

Mental & Emotional Health

Use trustworthy sources for information on public health. Specific information pertaining to Walsh University can be found here.  

Do not spend an extensive amount of time watching or listening to upsetting media coverage! After 5-10 minutes, take a break and focus on positive and controllable things in your life. Remember, the news may not always report the recovered cases.

Be mindful of your assumptions that others have been exposed to the virus. Just because someone has a cough or fever, belongs to a certain ethnic group, or has visited a specific region, does not necessarily mean they have coronavirus.

Taking a break from time consuming demands can be important to feel balanced and well, especially in a time of high stress. Do at least one thing for yourself each day!

Maintaining social networks can help provide a sense of normalcy and provide valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress.

Individuals who feel an overwhelming worry or anxiety can seek additional professional mental health support. Counseling Services offers free and confidential services to ALL enrolled students!

Call Counseling Services at 330-490-7348 or email for more information or for consultation and referral services. 

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