We are aware that for some of you the transition home to your families and communities during this change to off-campus learning may not be easy. Perhaps you have changed, grown, developed relationships, adopted new pronouns or come out since coming to Manhattan College. The transition back home may bring with it worry, tension, conflict, loneliness, or frustration.
You are not alone! We want to support you during this time. As you adjust to your new surroundings, we encourage you to:
Stay connected to your support network.Reach out to your friends and chosen family when you need a listening ear or some encouragement. Check on those you care about who may need your support as well.
Take walks and do self-care.Fortunately, you don’t have to social distance yourself from nature! A walk outdoors can help to lessen the tension in your body, reduce feelings of depression and stress, and enhance your mood and overall emotional well-being. Take some time for other self-care activities as well. Eat something healthy. Wrap up in a warm blanket. Listen to music. Do something creative.
Reach out!Even though you are not on campus, you can still reach out to supportive faculty and staff at Manhattan College. Feel free to connect by phone or email to any of the individuals/offices below:
Stephanie Day Powell, Professor in Religious Studies and Volunteer Chaplain for the LGWRC, Cell: 610-574-6508, email@example.com
Margaret Groarke, Professor of Political Science and LGBTQ Student Group Advisor, 718-862-7943. firstname.lastname@example.org.