(Updated on 6/25/2020)
Managing stress during the COVID Outbreak
- WHO Coping with Stress During COVID Outbreak (English, Spanish French Russian Chinese Arabic)
- CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety During Coronavirus (English, Spanish)
- CDC Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted 6/25/2020)
- SAMHSA Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation during an Infectionus Disease Outbreak (English, Spanish)
- Self-Care during COVID-19
- Wellness and Resilience During COVID-19
- Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
- Podcast “Stress and Anxiety in a Time of COVID-19”
- Podcast “How to Conquer your Anxiety during the COVID-19 Outbreak”
- Red Cross Coping with Stress During COVID 19 (Posted 6/26/2020)
A research team in New York City is providing a no-cost telehealth treatment study for individuals in the New York area that are struggling with distress during COVID-19. (Posted 6/25/2020)
Helping children cope during COVID crisis
NTCSN Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease(English, Spanish, Chinese)
Dealing with thoughts of suicide
Recognizing signs of stress, anxiety and depression
- What is Mental Illness (links to flyers in Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya)
- What Is Depression (English, Vietnamese)
- What is Anxiety and PTSD ((22 languages)
- Iraq Refugee Mental Health (Arabic, specific to Iraqi refugees)
Helplines to connect with mental health support and assistance
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Recommended by CDC.
- Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 1-800-715-4225 (Uses a language line to provide services in multiple languages)
- National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255. (Callers are directed to GCAL)
- Check your city and/or county for their crisis team and resources. They should have a mental health crisis line.
Mental health for Healthcare Workers
- Managing Fear and Anxiety for Healthcare Workers from the University of Minnesota
- The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has a page of resources and they are available to continue to provide uninterrupted services for survivors of domestic violence. Check out their page: Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ECHO MN - Mental Health Help
- These 20 minute videos provide an overview of mental health information and then a discussion with a professional from the community. Available in Khmer, Vietnamese, Somali, Lao, Hmong, and Spanish.
Pocket Card for COVID-19 Crisis
- Available on The Professional Quality of Life Measure (ProQOL) website is a caring for yourself “pocket card” for caregivers. Dr. Beth Hudnall Stamm developed this revised "pocket card" about caring for yourself in the face of difficult work for the current COVID-19 health crisis. (See the above link or download at this link.) Please use, copy, and distribute it freely, as long as (a) authors are credited, (b) no changes are made, and (c) it is not sold. We hope you find it useful.