University Area CDC providing free support group, counseling amid pandemic concerns

Join virtually every Thursday from 6-7pm
Posted at 5:26 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 07:25:26-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University Area Community Development Corporation is now offering free live, online, closed-group, support sessions for mental wellness and self-care through its "Get Moving!" program.

Guided by Licensed Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Crystal Clark, these "Coping with the Quarantine" support sessions aim to help residents take care of their minds, bodies and souls during these stressful times.

Clark addresses challenges, answers questions and provides tips for homeschooling, living peacefully with others, dealing with anxiety and depression. It's open to anyone in the Tampa Bay area community who may want extra support.

"Just to give you some more motivation and make you feel good about yourself because this isn't going to be forever," Clark said.

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"It's so important that we provide live, online support sessions to residents battling anxiety, depression and stress," said Erica Nelson, deputy director of operations. "Our goal is to provide a safe, confidential environment where participants can express themselves, build community and receive helpful tips for self-care and self-management,"

To join the Zoom meeting, visit just before start time each Thursday. A Zoom account is not required for participation.

For individuals with Zoom accounts, the Meeting ID is 532 239 435.

Please note that each session will close to new participants at 6:15 p.m.

Participation is voluntary and confidential. For more information, contact Erica Nelson at