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COVID-19 – Coping with Anxiety and Stress

As we navigate this unprecedented crisis, its imperative that we tend to our mental well-being.  Concerns for our health and the health of our loved ones, a stream of sometimes confusing and contradictory information, disruptions to routines, worry about the impact on personal finances and uncertainty about how and when life will return to some semblance of normal – these are just a few ways COVID-19 has impacted our mental health.

During this time of heightened anxiety, we know that you or a loved one may need someone to talk to.  Please know that our phone, text and chat call specialists are available 24/7 to listen and provide support.

This service is free and open to all members of our community. You do not have to be in crisis to connect with us. Reach out even if you are just looking for ways to support someone you are concerned about.

Call/Text: 301.738.2255

Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

 

EveryMind staff have recorded a webinar with tips and tools to help manage stress and anxiety.

In addition, we’ve compiled a list of resources from trusted organizations to help navigate these difficult times. We will continue to add to this list as new resources and information becomes available.

Tips for Caregivers on Media Coverage of Upsetting Events – English
Tips for Caregivers on Media Coverage of Upsetting Events – Spanish
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network/Family-Informed Trauma Treatment Center/University of Maryland School of Medicine

Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outreak
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
Mental Health First Aid/National Council for Behavioral Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
National Association of School Psychologists
American Psychological Association
Harvard Medical School

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Coping with Coronavirus:  Managing Stress, Fear and Anxiety
Joshua Gordon, Director – National Institute of Mental Health

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