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COVID Mental Health Resources - English

Resources in English


  1. SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66747
    Toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service for all U.S. and U.S. territories residents. Recommended by the CDC.
  2. National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
  3. Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 1-800-715-4225

Multi-Cultural Mental Health Resources

  1. Way Ahead: Multi-Cultural Mental Health Information Resource 
  2. IOM: Manual on Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies and Displacement

Managing Stress During COVID-19

  1. WHO: Coping with Stress During COVID Outbreak
  2. CDC: Managing Stress and Anxiety During Coronavirus
  3. SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak 
  4. Red Cross: Coping with Sheltering at Home During COVID-19
  5. Heal Torture: Self-Care During COVID-19
  6. Heal Torture: Wellness and Resilience During COVID-19
  7. Harvard: Stress and Anxiety in the time of COVID-19 (Podcast)
  8. Harvard: How to Conquer Your Anxieties during the COVID-19 Outbreak (Podcast)
  9. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress (Focus on PTSD)
  10. NAMI: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Helping Children During COVID-19

  1. WHO: Helping Children Cope with Stress During Coronavirus
  2. NCTSN: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease
  3. NASP: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting from COVID-19
  4. CDC: Talking to Children (about COVID-19)
  5. Mayo Clinic: Helping Kids Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic
  6. ChildTrends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  7. NCTSN: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
  8. McLean Hospital: Helping Kids and Families Keep a Healthy Mindset During the Coronavirus Crisis
  9. Child Mind Institute: Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
  10. Child Mind Institute: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
  11. AT Parenting Survival: How to Explain the Coronavirus to Kids with Anxiety or OCD
  12. New York Times: 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
  13. OCHA: My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19

Managing Depression and Other Mental Health Problems During COVID-19

  1. RHTAC: Suicide Prevention Poster
  2. WebMD: What is Depression
  3. Help Guide: Coping with Depression
  4. NIMH: Depression Basics
  5. ADAA: Coping Strategies
  6. Mental Health First Aid: How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
  7. Psychology Today: Behavioral Activation to Prevent Depression During COVID-19
  8. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
  9. Mental Health America: Living with Mental Illness During COVID-19 Outbreak





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