Mental Health Information For Disease Outbreaks
Living With Mental Illness During COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing For Your Wellness
This webpage provides information and wellness tips for individuals living with mental health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Medication Access During COVID-19
Changes and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 can make it difficult to know what to do to make sure you have access to needed medications. Here are some tips and pieces of information to help you prepare and care for yourself or your loved ones
These fact sheets provide information and recommendations for healthcare personnel, families, leaders, and businesses to address the psychological and behavioral health impacts of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This page from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides COVID-19 resources, including videos, tips, and blogs on managing anxiety and coping.
This webpage from the National Institute on Drug Abuse provides guidance on special considerations for the health and basic needs of individuals with Substance Use Disorders during Coronavirus.
This webpage from the Partnership for Drug-free Kids provides guidance for those considering or using pharmacotherapy, also known as medication-assisted treatment,
to treat their opioid use disorder who might be wondering how COVID-19 will impact their ability to get these critical medications.
An article from the United Nations with guidance on promoting mental health among different populations including caretakers, health care workers, leaders, people with children, older adults, and pregnant, breastfeeding women. COVID-related Mental Health and Recovery Resources
A Guide from Tempest
on companies and organizations that offer online support for individuals, including those with eating disorders and alcohol or substance use concerns.
Risk of COVID-19 may be anxiety inducing and you may be experiencing a harder time managing your Dermatillomania as a result. The CDC’s encouragement to “not touch your face” can be particularly hard and even triggering if you struggle with Skin Picking Disorder. Here are some ways to cope from the Picking Me Foundation.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) compiled free and low cost support options offer ways to connect with others and provide tools to promote recovery.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a document to help guide individuals that have specific questions about their mental health situations.
This page from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides tips for coping with stress and anxiety, including information focused on parents, first responders, and people who have been released from quarantine.
These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr. LaGenia Bailey, former DBSA board member, discusses tips on how to stay well during this public health crisis. In this podcast, she addresses benefits of mindfulness practice, lifestyle habits, and ways to stay connected with others to avoid isolation.
A message from Brandon Staglin, President of One Mind, on prioritizing wellbeing during COVID-19.
This page from the International OCD Foundation provides information about COVID-19 for individuals with OCD and related disorders.
The Southeast ADA Center compiled resources specific for individuals with disabilities.
In this special three-part COVID-19 Crisis series, Dr. Lieberman of Columbia University speaks with renowned experts who have expertise in relevant disciplines that pertain to this COVID-19 pandemic.
This document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides information on the basics of staying safe and taking care of your mental health during infectious disease outbreaks.
A Forbes article by Garen Staglin, Co-founder and Chairman of One Mind at Work, on how to avoid the common negative mental health effects of working from home.
Mental Health Screening Tools
One of the quickest and easiest ways to tell if you are experiencing a mental health condition is to take an online screen. MHA has nine different screening tools for mental health conditions on our site, including anxiety.
An online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics.
Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It’s the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won’t degrade or bring you down.
Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. Find a warmline in your area at warmline.org.
IDONTMIND started a campaign to connect people who are practicing social distancing and encourage others to join in using the hashtag #JustCheckingIn on Instagram.
Bridge Club is a community-led peer support group for women and gender non-conforming folks who are sober or interested in sobriety. A virtual Bridge Club is available and free to join.
This is a subreddit offering help and support for those feeling overwhelmed by the news on COVID19.
The Washington Area Intergroup Association has a list of online/phone meetings for individuals who are struggling with substance use and are unable to attend support group meetings at this time.
In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues.
Gatherings are an hour long and take place weekly using Zoom (a free video conferencing service available for download on your computer or smartphone; allow extra time to install before joining your first meeting). You are welcome to join any meeting, although specified gatherings are intended to offer insight more tailored to the age of your child.
This is a calendar of online meetings at various different recovery-related websites.
MHA Partner, Inspire, created a forum where individuals impacted by COVID-19 can connect and share their concerns.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640.Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.
if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00am-midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends.
Coping with an eating disorder is challenging for anyone, at any time, but with the added stress of COVID-19, it can be hard to manage without routines that we’re used to. CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Claire Mysko and Mental Health America’s Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services Kelly Davis teamed up to share how they’re coping and answered questions.
MHA webinar: Older Adults & Isolation during COVID-19
In this webinar, MHA will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behavioral health services in meeting the needs of this population, particularly around social isolation. He will also share information about how peer support and peer-delivered services can make an impact on their wellbeing and sense of connection.
MHA webinar: Wellness Routines for Uncertain Times
This webinar is designed to create space for participants to explore reaching their new or reimagined wellness goals.
MHA webinar: Peer, Friend and Self Support in the COVID-19 Crisis: How to Provide Support for Ourselves and Others Through Times of Fear and Isolation
This webinar speaks directly to skills and techniques we can utilize to maintain our collective health and provide the support we all need to cope with this time of fear, anxiety, and isolation. The techniques developed in behavioral health peer support can be adjusted and combined with new ideas developed by each of us in order to rise to the occasion.
MHA webinar: Building Resiliency to Isolation & Loneliness: How to Increase Our Resiliency During the COVID-19 Crisis
This webinar will discuss the crisis we face physically, cognitively, and emotionally in the time of COVID-19.
In this webinar, Paul Gionfriddo, President of Mental Health America, and Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on mental health with Stephen Murray, PharmD, MBA, Senior Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
In a series of webinars starting March 25, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will address ways of maintaining emotional health and building resilience.
The Smithsonian Institution is offering free 30-minute online meditations four times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers, starting Monday, March 23. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners. No previous experience is required.
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People who are surviving violence in their relationships and families may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by social distancing measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. Futures Without Violence curated resources for survivors and communities.
The Human Rights Campaign compiled some resources that LGBTQ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone.
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
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The HealthWell Foundation just announced a COVID-19 Fund that provides up to $250 in assistance with ancillary costs associated with COVID-19. Grants awarded through the fund will provide reimbursement assistance to at risk or quarantined individuals for delivered food, medication, telehealth copays and transportation costs associated with COVID-19.
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
The Department of the Treasury put out an information sheet on a small business loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program created the CARES Act.
The Department of the Treasury compiled their information sheets and applications for financial support given to workers, families, and businesses through the CARES Act on this page.