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COVID-19 Resources

Information and Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): https://www.fda.gov/

National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/

United States Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/

 

Hotlines

CDC Information Hotline (Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm ET): 1-800-232-4636

Disaster Distress Help Line (Behavioral health support (24/7) from trained crisis counselors):1-800-985-5990

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): 1-800-799-7233 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm ET) Help Line: 1-800-950-6264

United Way’s 211 Resource Hotline (Confidential hotline that connects callers with resources in the caller’s area, including community organizations and financial assistance) : Dial 2-1-1 from any phone or go to http://www.211.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7 support): 1-800-273-8255

 

Mental Health and Wellness

YOU@Post: https://you.post.edu/

  • Free and confidential platform for all Post students and associates with a wealth of information and resources on a variety of wellness and success topics, including ways to cope with stress and anxiety associated with COVID-19

Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty: https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

  • Free Guide from Psychology Tools

Building Your Resilience: https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

  • American Psychological Association (APA)’s step-by-step guide “Road to Resilience” that helps individuals develop strategies to cope with trauma, adversity, and other stresses

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/mental-health-and-psychosocial-considerations-during-the-covid-19-outbreak

  • World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use’s ways to support mental and psychosocial wellbeing in different target groups during the outbreak

Ten Percent Happier, Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

  • Free guided meditations, blog posts, podcast, and talks

Six Zen Habits for Dealing with Uncertainty and Fear: https://zenhabits.net/immense-uncertainty/

Expressive Writing Prompts to Help with Coping During the Pandemic: http://exw.utpsyc.org/

  • Discussion of the benefits of expressive writing as well as prompts to get you started. The University of Texas at Austin provides writing prompts and allows you to submit writing for reflection and feedback.  However, you can use the prompts to get you started while writing in your own journals or notebooks.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resource Library: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine/NAMI-Resource-Library

  • Directories of resources and webpages (includes Table of Contents organized by topic)

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus

  • UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry has compiled an extensive list of resources. This webpage leads you to the site’s contents outline, which includes the following topics and more: Useful mental health apps, maintaining good sleep, how to talk to children about COVID-19, homeschooling support, and multilingual resources

The Tribe Wellness Community: https://support.therapytribe.com/

  • Free online, peer support groups for members facing a variety of mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a place to connect. Support groups include: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, LGBTQ, Marriage and Family, and OCD

 

Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence

 

Financial Assistance

Help When You Need It: http://helpwhenyouneedit.org/

  • An online service that connects users with over 350,000 listings of private and public resources (searchable by zip code) of food pantries, domestic violence shelters, assisted living communities, legal and financial assistance

Aunt Bertha: https://www.auntbertha.com/

  • Online resource (also searchable by zip code) that connects people with free and reduced cost resources such as food, medical care, housing, and transportation

Help with Bills: https://www.usa.gov/help-with-bills

  • Information about government programs that help with bill payment, and unemployment. This website includes updated information regarding temporary, relief programs during COVID-19 regarding mortgage payments, rent, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

Patient Access Network Foundation: https://panfoundation.org/index.php/en/

  • Provides uninsured patients with information on assistance programs (searchable by disease) as well as other financial assistance through disease-specific funds

 

 

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