COVID-19 Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in our community, so does anxiety associated with the pandemic.  The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, the ReACH Center will be compiling a range of resources and information on our COVID-19 page

ReACH Core Scholar Luz Garcini Featured on Oprah's Book Club

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and ReACH Core Scholar was featured on the latest episode of Oprah's Book Club streaming on Apple+.  Tune in to hear Dr. Garcini  talk to Oprah Winfrey about the border wall and her research related to stress and trauma in undocumented populations. Episode Preview

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of May 1st the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 56.0%.  The self-response rate for Texas is 50.6%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 54.0%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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Mental Health Resources


Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for many reasons. Here are some resources to help you and your family:


 Feeling really distressed or overwhelmed?

Here are 10 things you can try to help you calm down

Adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training


  • Read a favorite book

  • Write in a journal.

  • Do some physical activity – push-ups, jumping jacks, a walk or a run, or stretching.

  • Hold or chew ice until it melts.

  • Suck on a lemon, Sour Patch Kids, Red Hots (spicy candies), mints with cold water, or another food with an extreme taste.

  • Take a hot or cold shower.

  • Put a cold washcloth on your forehead.

  • Light candles or put on nice-smelling lotion.

  • Listen to your favorite music.

  • Pet your dog or cat.