Hello Anna Maria Students,
Welcome to the home stretch of this unique and challenging semester! We see the resilience you have demonstrated under these challenging circumstances. Health and Counseling Services continues to reach out to check in with you and to share some resources you may find useful.

Many of you are naturally experiencing more stress right now. Our human emotions can range from anxiety, depression, loneliness, and feeling overwhelmed, just to name a few. If your experiences and emotions are interfering with your ability to take care of yourself, connect with friends and loved ones and attend to school work in a way that you feel positive about, reach out to us. We are here to assist you in navigating your way to the end of this semester in the safest and most successful way for you.

And, feel free to just let us know how you are doing! You do not have to be struggling in a major way to reach out to us.

With this note, we are sharing resources provided by Love is Louder, a project of the Jed Foundation. The Love is Louder project offers tips, tools and resources for taking care of our physical and mental health, and in supporting one another in times of uncertainty.

To learn more about the Love is Louder Projectcheck them out here!

Here are just a few examples of what they offer.

Click on any of the hashtag(s) below to be learn more about them.

You can also check out our Simple Actions To Manage Stress and Online Classes:

To read more on how you can practice these simple actions visit our AMC COVID-19 page here.

This information is found in Health and Prevention.

As you make your way to the end of the semester, I also want to let you know that I am available for support and assistance during the summer months as we continue to navigate this situation together.

Sherri Grande DiReda, LICSW
Director of Health and Counseling Services