In these challenging times of stay-at-home isolation, impending worries about contracting a new and unknown virus, concerns about family and loved ones, job lay-offs, unattainable budgets, the uncertain outcome of this viral outbreak creates stress for us all and looking for a way to cope.
Not all coping solutions are healthy, especially when we are not necessarily taught to identify beneficial coping tools. Learn about how mental health is so important to our overall health:
Here are some mental health resources for your reference. More resources will be added here as they are discovered. If you would like to suggest a resource be added to the list, please submit your information via our Contact Us page.
Later on in this article are resources listed by state/region. Please locate your state/region and contact a medical or health-care professional that you feel you can trust to discuss your feelings and concerns.
COVID-19 Resource Information
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | coronavirus.gov
- How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC
- What to Do If You Are Sick | CDC
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide | NAMI
This weblink is a PDF document that you can download that you can review offline.
Support Helplines & Grants
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | SAMHSA
- Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 | SAMHSA
World Health Organization (WHO)
Initiating a chat conversation using this weblink with WHO shows the following dialog to get information via WhatsApp.
An example of the dialog begins here:
Welcome to the World Health Organization
Get information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
What would you like to know about coronavirus?
Reply with a number (or emoji) at any time to get the latest information on the topic:
- Latest numbers 🔢
- Protect yourself 👍
- Your questions answered❓
- Mythbusters 🛑
- Travel advice 🗺
- News & Press 📰
- Share ⏩
- Donate now 🥰
- Change language 🌐
New languages: Hindi & Portuguese + 5 more!
Choose a topic by the associated number to interact with WHO directly through WhatsApp.
Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area and ask about finding services and resources that are available to you.
211.org has a specific Coronavirus information page. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services, use the search bar on the weblink below to find your local 211 or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.
Crisis Text Line
If you are Anxious about Coronavirus, Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. They are there to help.
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from their secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Click this weblink for more information about the Crisis Text Line .
Coping information can be delivered to your email inbox as well.
USA Today: Staying Apart, Together
Additional U.S. Mental Health Resources By U.S. State
Sunshine Behavioral Health
This resource discusses how people in recovery can still receive treatment and support during COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and shelter-in-place orders.
Here are some highlights:
- Non-Profit hotlines and sources
- Social distancing information
- What is Tele-health
- Online support group information
There is an absence of information regarding online recovery options during this health crisis. Their goal is to spread education and awareness.
The Recovery Village Umatilla
The Recovery Village is dedicated to providing treatment to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In order to continue to assist those in recovery and decrease the spread of COVID-19, The Recovery Village team has launched a Teletherapy Program. Those in need now have access to one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services virtually with a licensed professional, improving their chances of a successful recovery.
Follow this link for more information:
Ark Behavioral Health
Ark Behavioral Health Is an accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, that believes addiction treatment should not just address “how to stay sober” but needs to transform the life of the addict and empower him or her to create a more meaningful and positive life. We are dedicated to transforming the despair of addiction into a purposeful life of confidence, self-respect and happiness. We want to give recovering addicts the tools to return to the outside world completely substance-free and successful.
Alcohol & Drug Rehab Center Locations
- Bedrock Recovery in CANTON, MA
- Northeast Addictions in QUINCY, MA
- Recovering Champions in FALMOUTH, MA
- Spring Hill in ASHBY, MA
The Recovery Village Ridgefield
Stress is a major relapse trigger for people who struggle with substance abuse issues. Understanding how to safely cope with the current coronavirus situation is of paramount importance to getting through this pandemic.
People are experiencing a significant increase in anxiety and stress levels when they see how COVID-19 spreads at great speed throughout the world and particularly because there is still a lot of unknown information about the virus or its cure.
Discover tips on how to effectively manage stress without abusing drugs or alcohol:
Check Back Later
Check back on this post often as additions and changes to the information will be updated as more resources are discovered.
Please note that Warner Electronic Systems Team provides informational services. Resources on this page are provided for informational purposes only. This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by Warner Electronic Systems Team.
We do not provide medical advice and do not consider any information in this article as medical advice. Contact a medical or health-care professional about questions, concerns, clarifications, and/or advice.
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Posted By David Warner, Blog Editor