COVID 19 Stress Management and Other Resources
General Strategies and How to Cope with COVID-19
- Stress Resources
- IDMH COVID19 Community Stress Management Tip Sheet
- WA State Coronavirus Response
- Coping with Stress and Anxiety Amidst COVID
- Coping with Grief
- How to Respond to COVID-19 Racism
- National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) presentation on self-care during COVID
Psychological Toll of Racism and Self-Care Resources
- WA State Directory of Multicultural Counselors
- Racism, Bias, and Discrimination Resources
- Graphic Videos Can Create PTSD-like Trauma
- Self-Care for People of Color after Emotional and Psychological Trauma
- Psychological Toll of Racism
- Impact of Racial Trauma on African Americans
- Black and Asian Anxiety and Depression Spike After George Floyd’s Murder
Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
- Recommendations from King County Health in different languages
- Information about COVID from the Center for Disease Control in different languages
- Information in Spanish
- Information in Spanish about nutrition for COVID-19 from Harvard
- Multilingual Resources for Stress Management During COVID-19
- See Multilingual resources at bottom of the webpage below
Helpful tips if you already struggled with mental health issues before the pandemic
- How to cope with uncertainty – American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
- How to manage anxiety and isolation during quarantine
- COVID-19 & Mental Health
Tips for Parents
General Mental Health Resources
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides trained counselors and support for stress, anxiety and more. Support available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for bilingual support. Interpreters are available for 100 other languages.
- The Boys Town National Hotline is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide. Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-448-3000, text VOICE to 20121, or email email@example.com to connect.
- Go Ask Alice – From Columbia University, questions and answers by college students on a wide variety of mental health and health related concerns such as relationships, sexual concerns, emotional concerns, alcohol, and other drug related concerns.
- Mental Health Medications – Information on prescription mental health medications.
- ULifeline – This is an online resource for college mental health. Learn about protecting your psychological well being and what to do if you or a friend are struggling with mental health issues.
- American Psychological Association – A scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.
- National Alliance on Mental Health – Support and advocacy for people with mental illness and their friends/family.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America – the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety and stress-related disorders.
- Mental Illness: What a Difference a Friend Makes – Created to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems.
- Grief and Loss from the University of Texas at Austin
- Resources to support you through Loss
- Exhale Project – Exhale is the nation’s premiere organization addressing the emotional health and well-being of women and men after abortion.
- Alcohol Drug Helpline – This is an excellent resource for anyone who is overwhelmed and scared by their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug abuse.
- Find an AA meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. This link will allow you to search for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in your area.
- Neurodiversityhub – A range of resources to better understand mental health and support yourself and those you care about. You’re a young adult currently studying or starting in the work force. To help you with stress, anxiety, depression and general mental health, we have assembled links to some helpful courses, resources and thought pieces.
- Wellness Toolkits – Wellness doesn’t come overnight. It’s a process of implementing new habits into your life that make you feel grounded and present, a process that’s not always easy for people. Thankfully, you don’t have to suddenly know what to do on your own when life gets difficult and mindfulness doesn’t come easily. GVSU has a variety of resources to help you navigate self-care, conscious communication, grief and loss, and self-compassion.
- Self-Care & Wellness Toolkit– Depression and anxiety information from Humboldt State University.
Last Updated October 27, 2021