We're here to support you through the challenges that come with COVID-19. If you need help, please explore the spiritual and mental health resources below.

Support, Coping, and Self-Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives. LLU is committed to supporting you not only physically, but mentally.

We encourage you to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media if you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed. Focus on eating healthy, exercising, getting sleep, and finding time to unwind. Additional self-care resources are available on the OnePortal.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, and/or anxiety? The Employee & Student Assistance Program and Student Health Service are here for you. We encourage you to talk to people you trust.

The Student Program (SAP) provides high-quality psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues including personal, work, and academic. The SAP is free and confidential. To make an appointment, please call 909-558-6050.

If you feel like harming yourself or others, please call 911. Additional resources include:

Students who are experiencing food insecurities or homelessness should reach out to their respective Deans for assistance.

Spiritual Support

Your spiritual leaders at Loma Linda University Health are here to support you during this challenging time. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact us or use any of the resources below.

University Spiritual Care

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Terry Swenson: 951-505-1213
Dilys Brooks: 909-747-5786

Physician Vitality

Barbara Hernandez: 909-558-5257
Physicians and medical students only

Student Experience

Karl Haffner: 909-558-4510

Employee and Student Assistance Program: 

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone therapy available

Chaplains Services

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Carl Ricketts: After hours, call 909-558-4000, ask for the on-call chaplain

School of Religion

Leo Ranzolin: 909-558-8434

Spiritual Life and Mission

Randy Roberts: 909-558-5815 or ext. 55815

Mental Health Resources

We know school is challenging enough without COVID-19. We've put together a number of mental health resources to help you through whatever hardships you may be facing.