The pandemic can pose problems for everyone, and can be particularly hard for people who are living with mental health problems and their family members. Having to have distance from people you mainly socialize with is especially difficult because maintaining social contact is so important to one’s mental health.
Here are some resources that can be useful during the pandemic:
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub: A free resource hub for Covid-19 mental health information created by a collaboration of the nation’s most credible mental health organizations
- A Mental Health Guide During Covid-19: This is a comprehensive guide by a Canadian organization with common reactions, ways to maintain mental health for you and your family members, and links to many guides and organizations.
- Mental Health Wellness Tips During Quarantine Tips from psychologist Eileen Feliciano
- CDC Recommendations for Handling Stress and Anxiety
- How to Stay Calm in a Pandemic: from Wise Heart an organization that teaches Nonviolent Communication
- NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus: Advice about appointments, medications and insurance.
- Protecting your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty: From The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Help in Surviving Our Dark Night of the Soul, by Alice Holstein, a member of the UU Mental Health Network
- Overcoming Isolation: From the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network
- Tips for Emotional Resilience During the Pandemic: From the Washington Post
- Online Hang-out Events for People Stuck at Home: from the Mighty
- 7 Things to do When Social Distancing Triggers Depression: from Yahoo.com
- 25 Best Video Games to Help You Socialize when Self-isolating: from the Guardian
- Comforting Readings and Prayers
- Story of a Psychotherapist: working within a clinic population in Brooklyn, New York during the pandemic
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746