Coping with COVID-19

How to manage your mental health during COVID-19:

The outbreak of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be stressful for individuals and communities. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried.  

COVID-19 patients were at a 25 percent greater risk of developing a psychiatric disorder in the months after infection than those who experienced other respiratory illnesses, according to a recent study.  It’s important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.

Below are resources, credible information sources, and self-care tools to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

Resources for Families, Parents & Caregivers:

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families during COVID-19

Resource Guide for Families: Quality Matters Resource Guide - COVID-19

Resources for Children:

  1. COVID-19-Answers-for-Kids
  2. Hello, My Name is Coronavirus Comic

Transitions Mental Health: Kids and Coronavirus Survival Guide

Storybook for Children: COVID-19 Answers for Kids

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19

NPR: Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

PBS: How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19 (tips, videos & resources)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Guide for Parents and Families

WHO: Coping-with-stress-during-infectious-disease-outbreaks

WHO: Helping Children Cope with Stress During the 2019 n-Cov Outbreak

Having the COVID Chat at Thanksgiving English / Spanish

Relevant and informative resources:

CDC: Mental Health & Coping During Covid-19

CDC: Stigma and Resilience During Covid-19

CDC: Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

SAMHSA: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Social Distancing

SAMHSA: Tips for Disaster Responders

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