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5 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health in Uncertain Times

Nebraska Wesleyan University Counseling Services offers individual therapy and mental health outreach programming for NWU students. We are committed to student mental health and are providing telehealth therapy services for current NWU students during the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Students should contact the Counseling Center at 402.465.2464 or counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu for more information.

Here are five ways you can tend to your mental health during uncertain times.

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What’s a Parent to Do?

I have always understood that parenting is hard … that balancing my emotions and needs with the emotions and needs of my children is complicated.

Now, as the parent of two college-aged women who have recently and somewhat abruptly returned to the “nest,” we are again encountering the need to recognize conflicting emotions.

My daughters have grown into independent, intelligent adults. They enjoy their freedom; they control their own schedules; and they thrive on the relationships and activities they’ve discovered on their college campuses.

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Supporting Students through the Transition to Distance Learning

Transitioning to distance learning may have been a fairly easy leap for your student. For others, it may have resulted in new challenges to conquer. These challenges may include academic concerns, mental or physical health concerns, as well as external factors affecting the student such as financial or family matters. We are here to help.

The NWU CARE Team (Concern, Assessment, Response, Education) consists of university administrators and staff who coordinate resources to assist students to get back on their feet. There are a few ways that you can help us help your student:

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