Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 has introduced unprecedented levels of uncertainty into our lives. The uncertainty about our health, housing, jobs, family and friends has caused a rise in anxiety and depression. We need to support one another more now than ever. I’ve gathered a few resources below to help individuals, parents, students, and professionals support themselves and their peers. If you have any resources you’ve found helpful during these uncertain times, please leave them in the comments below.

An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.

Viktor Frankl
  • Sesame Street in Communities – From teeth brushing to learning at home to dealing with grief, this website is full of great resources for parents of young children. (Available in Spanish)
  • The Columbia Lighthouse Project – Their motto is “Just ask. You can Save a Life.” They provide a short list of questions to help identify those at risks.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Available in Spanish. 1-800-273-8255 Online chat available for deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals.
  • The American Psychological Association has gathered a number of relevant resources for psychologists, health workers, and the general public. Topics include equity, parenting, isolation, stress, telework and much more.