Student Health and Wellness Center Resources for COVID-19

As we continue to live and learn in this ever-changing climate, the Student Health and Wellness Center for Success is here for you.  For the most up-to-date information about MC's response to the coronavirus pandemic, see the Resilient MC page and coronavirus page.

Below are a series of SHaW Center events and community resources to support our students during COVID-19 as well as the information and services available regularly.  

Mental Health Resources 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call, text, or chat 24 hours a day: 

  • Montgomery County Crisis Hotline: 240-777-4000
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255. Press 1 for Veterans Crisis Line
  • Online chat support at imalive.orgnew window
  • Text chat support: Text “Start” to 741741
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Stress Awareness Resource Guide: (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  The MC Peer2Peer students put together information about what causes stress, the signs and symptoms of stress, and how to cope with stress.

Online Meditation Sessionsnew windowJoin us on Tuesdays from 12-12:15pm and Wednesdays from 1:30-1:45pm beginning in June for a 15-minute mindfulness meditation via videoconference to take a break in your day and recenter yourself.

Sign up for our Student Support Groupsnew window led by licensed mental health professionals.  Take the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other students who are going through similar experiences around COVID-19, racism and protests, and any other stressors you may be facing.

Events

Walk with the SHaW Center

Walk your way to better Mental and Physical Health this summer! Beginning July 6, we will participate in 30-minute walks via Zoom to keep our students, faculty, and staff MC Strong. Our goal for the summer is to have the Montgomery College community take 500,000 steps for good health.

Check out our orientation video where we’ll go over all of the aspects of the program so you can make the most of your walking journey in Summer 2020!
Mondays from 6 - 6:30 p.m.: Walk and Chat 
Wednesdays from 6 - 6:30 p.m.: Party Walk 
Fridays from 9 - 9:30 a.m.: Meditation Walk 

Food Events

We are planning ways to offer our Mobile Markets and other food distribution events again soon. Check back here for more information. 

Community Resources

Health and Safety Resources

To get the latest information on what is open and what is not, go to the County’s re-opening pagenew window.

Montgomery County offers free testing to County residents who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or who
need testing to meet work requirements. See testing information from the Countynew window

©