Embry-Riddle Highlights Mental Health Support Services for Students
As Embry-Riddle wraps up the fifth week of the fall 2020 semester, the university again urged students to reach out for help if they are feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or depression amid the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted that infectious disease outbreaks can trigger or worsen mental health issues, and it’s important to seek help sooner rather than later.
All students who have United Health Care Student Resources (UHCSR) can access tele-counseling for free through the HealthiestYou by Teledoc service. Log onto the HealthiestYou online portal. Or, download the HealthiestYou (HY) app on your smart phone. HealthiestYou services are available by phone, video or chat. UHCSR card holders can also call (855) 870-5858 to set up virtual medical or mental health appointments, (877) 862-1172 for UHCSR counseling services.
Students with other insurance plans may have other mental health support options through their providers. They can also access the HealthiestYou by Teledoc services, with mental health plans beginning at $85 per week. Financial aid may be available.
In addition, both of Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses offer Counseling Services.
- On the Prescott Campus, call (928) 777-3212.
- On the Daytona Beach Campus, call (386) 226-6035.
- Log onto the Daytona Beach Counseling ERNIE to review online resources including VIDEOS and drop-in virtual workshops.
To take care of your emotional health, the CDC recommends eating well, getting plenty of sleep, regular exercise, and taking breaks from upsetting news coverage.
Avoid self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. Look for service opportunities such as helping those affected by wildfires, homelessness or food insecurity. If you are up to it, helping others can be a great way to improve your own mental health.
Embry-Riddle offers a broad range of support services, including:
Daytona Beach Campus Counseling Services: (386) 226-6035
Prescott Campus Counseling Services: (928) 777-3312
Dean of Students
Health & Wellness
Daytona Beach Campus: (386) 226-7917
Prescott Campus: (928) 777-6653
Campus Safety & Security
Daytona Beach Campus: (386) 226-6480
Prescott Campus: (928) 777-3333
Title IX Compliance
Faith & Spirituality
In an Emergency
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency –
- Call 911
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK / 8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- Arizona 24/7 Crisis Response Network/Terros: (877) 756-4090
- Prescott Campus emergency number: (928) 777-3333
- Daytona Beach emergency number: (386) 226-6480
The weekend is almost here. Please practice self-care this weekend, and always. Embry-Riddle is a family and we care about your wellbeing. Reach out if you need help.