Be kind to your mind

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Mental health shouldn’t be ignored or forgotten, especially during these unprecedented times. FIU is offering virtual resources to ensure students are given the proper care and support needed to enhance their needs.

FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) provides mental health services to students that facilitates and enhances their personal learning, emotional well-being and academic development. CAPS offers scheduled appointments over the phone or videoconference with therapists to help students’ needs.

  • For immediate services, students can call the 24-Hour hotline 305-348-2277 to speak with a licensed clinician.
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology Mei Yi Ng offers tips on managing mental health during social distancing.

Exercise is a great way to cope with stress and overall mental and physical health. The Wellness and Recreation Center offers live weekly classes, work out tips on PantherFIT TV and virtual personal training – all on its website.

  • FIU certified personal trainer Sofia Arraut shares five tips to keep students actively motivated at home.

The university’s Healthy Living Program encourages students to engage in everyday healthy lifestyle practices no matter where they are.

  • Students can stay up-to-date on meditation sessions, tips on healthy meals, virtual journaling sessions and more on Instagram @FIUHLP.
  • CASE faculty and alumni shared their top reads while at home.
  • The Panther Book Club keeps students connected in the FIU community.

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean self-isolation. The health and safety of students is FIU’s top priority. Please refer to for the latest coronavirus updates and information.