Social worker Terri Peterson speaks to CTV News on March 19, 2020. (Photo: CTV Saskatoon)

USask unites: USask counsellor offers tips on staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

By Laura Woodward | CTV Saskatoon

Extraordinary circumstances have brought out extraordinary responses from members of our USask community. From frontline health-care workers to researchers looking for a solution to this global health threat, there are so many stories about people are working to make our home communities safer and healthy. Here are a few of the inspiring stories of our students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Terri Peterson, practice leader and counsellor of the Student Wellness Centre at USask, is advising people to stay virtually connected – and remember the greater goal of social distancing.

“Humans are social creatures. We need to feel connected for our health, and to help us understand who we are. It’s important for people to stay connected, and there’s a variety of ways to do that — even in isolation,” said Peterson in an interview with CTV Saskatoon.

“Continuing to be the person, and do the things, that helps people find themselves and their identity. And supporting their loved ones is a big piece. Remembering that there’s a purpose around this isolation. We’re trying to come together as a community and flatten the curve. There’s a purpose why we’re doing this.”

Read more on this story at CTV Saskatoon.

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