The following message was sent to faculty and staff on March 16.
Dear faculty and staff colleagues,
As the pandemic continues to unwind our lives as we knew them only a few weeks ago, I have been reminded that the stresses, strains, and uncertainties will be affecting many people’s mental health.
If you need help, we have at least two different ways that you can seek it. Counseling services are available to our employees through All Points EAP here in Lynchburg. Face-to-face consultations are available, as are remote counseling sessions. You will receive a message from Sharon Saunders soon reminding you of the availability of these services and explaining how to contact All Points EAP.
In addition, Jennifer Bondurant, the head of the Counseling Center here on campus has agreed to put together discussion sessions for faculty and staff that will meet remotely. You will hear from her in the next day or two about how to join one of these groups. She will also invite you to identify specific topics that you would like to discuss.
I hope that these services will provide help for those who need it.