Mental health/Mental illness – General
Wealth of COVID-19 mental health resources for people affected by mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI Helpline (not a crisis line) is a free peer support service offering information, resources and support for people living with mental health conditions, their loved ones, providers, and the public, (M – F, 10 – 6 ET). Downloadable Guide covers a vast range of mental health topics and has a curated list of resources for people who are experiencing food, shelter, economic insecurity, or are incarcerated, and their loved ones.
Extensive collection of links for people with specific mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use disorders, dementia and others. Includes mental health screening tools. Links to ‘warmlines’ (vs. crisis ‘hotlines’), and online recovery and support groups.
800-662-HELP (4357) Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Health workers/First responders
National Center for PTSD COVID-19 Resources for Managing Stress
Resources for health care workers and responders coping with exposure to traumatic stress, also for employers and leaders.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies COVID-19 Resources
Toolkit for emotional coping for healthcare workers in webinar format and other resources aimed primarily at professionals.
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (ADAA)
Video and blogpost tips by leading experts for managing COVID-19 anxiety of all kinds (e.g., finances, working at home, job loss, health, etc.) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Regularly updated.
Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance (DBSA) COVID-19 Resources
Articles and links to resources. Advocacy campaign for Congressional funding for online support groups.
SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources for Substance Use and Mental Illness
Downloadable handout with active links to online meetings and recovery support resources offered by mutual help groups and other organizations. Includes information on setting up a virtual meeting. Compiled by the Substance and Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Recovery Resources Curated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Link to collection of recovery resources curated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Collection includes: Center on Addiction, Connections App, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Shatterproof.
Autism Speaks COVID-19 Information and Resources
COVID-19 information for families, adults on the spectrum, health professionals, and teachers.
National Autism Association COVID-19 Resources for Families
COVID-19 teaching tools for kids and tips for parents and caregivers.
Autism Society COVID-19 Toolkit
Topics include mental health and respite, modifying routines, and state toolkit for public policy advocacy on the COVID-19 stimulus package.
Autism Research Institute Resources for Individuals and Families
COVID-19 webinars with advice from experts on emotional support, tips for coping with anxiety and being home all day, and how to talk with kids about altered plans, changing schedules, and restrictions of COVID-19.
Alzheimer’s Association COVID-19 Tips for Dementia Caregivers
Tips for dementia caregivers at home, for caregivers of individuals in assisted living, and for individuals receiving home-based services. Discusses issues to consider in deciding whether to move a person from a facility with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Racism and COVID-19
Responding to Racism During the COVID-19 Outbreak (ADAA)
Discussion of racism in the context of COVID-19, impact on victims, and strategies for calling it out and confronting it.
COVID-19 Resources that Take Race Seriously
Collection of resources that focus on needs of people of color and other racialized communities most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Racial Impacts of COVID-19
Articles and data documenting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of color.
APA Statement on COVID-19 and Health Disparities
Excerpt: “We must find culturally-informed ways to attend to the specific trauma occurring amongst African-Americans, while simultaneously advocating for solutions to structural problems.”