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UOPX Life Resource Center helps students and alumni during coronavirus pandemic

If you wind up on the phone with University of Phoenix Academic Counselor Lori Fix, chances are she’ll direct you to her favorite service the University offers — the Life Resource Center. Helpful information abounds on the UOPX Life Resource Center website. There’s something for everyone, at every stage of life and for just about every situation or circumstance — including those affected by the coronavirus.

The Life Resource Center offers current and former students more than 5,000 resources, including webinars, podcasts, articles and assessments, as well as free life coaching, and counseling for active students. Whether you need help locating a pet sitter, a contractor for your remodeling project, a home for your aging parents, help understanding your child’s or spouse’s behavior, the Life Resource Center should be your first stop, Fix said. The best thing about the Life Resource Center is that it has nothing to do with school — it’s about life.

“Life doesn’t stop when you’re going to school. It’s a grind, going to school and having a family and a life,” Fix said.

When it all gets to be too much, Fix said that’s when students call her. They might be struggling in school, but often the reason is because there’s something going on outside of school. In these situations, the first thing she tells them about is the Center’s free counseling. Every UOPX student has access to three free and confidential counseling sessions by a master’s level therapist, per life event.

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, life goes on, and so do our problems. The isolation of social distancing and the frustration of working and studying from home with a house full of children needing help with their distance learning is exacerbating these problems.