Resources for Mental Health Support

Americans across the country are being dramatically affected by the unprecedented psychological challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The national public health emergency poses factors that can contribute to an increased risk for a variety of mental health conditions including: fear and uncertainty, individuals losing jobs, families losing savings, constant information overload, vulnerable loved ones, along with compounding challenges that many individuals and families are already facing– further driving them to hopelessness and despair.

If we all step into this challenge, we will limit emotional suffering, save lives and lay the foundation for a mentally healthier nation going forward. We have recently seen a shift in how Americans are beginning to think about the importance of emotional well-being– but at this time during this crisis we need ALL Americans to actively engage in behaviors that will enhance their overall psychological functioning, protect the emotional health of their kids, and support the mental health of those who are struggling. 

American Psychological Association General Resources

  • Information and preparedness and safety resources, resources specifically for psychology professionals and students, healthcare professionals, and parents and caregivers.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionStress & Coping

  • Tips and resources for mental health management during stressful situations.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

  • A comprehensive guide to answer questions about COVID-19, resources, and how to care for yourself and others.

Mental Health America - Mental Health and COVID-19- Information and Resources

  • A range of resources and information for all individuals, as well as resources specifically organized for mental health providers, parents, caregivers, older adults, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Veterans.

Veterans AffairsReducing firearm and other household safety risks

  • Contact your local Vet center and Suicide Prevention Coordinator to inquire about free gun locks.

Veterans Affairs - Maintaining and Enhancing Your Mental Health and Well-being During the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

  • How to manage stress and anxiety, avoid too much exposure to news, stay connected, and stay informed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationCOVID-19 Guidance and Resources

  • SAMHSA is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.

Veterans Crisis LineLocal Resources

  • No matter what you are experiencing, there are resources and support systems near you to help.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Talk to Someone Now

  • If you or someone you know is in distress, call or chat with the lifeline 24/7 for free and confidential crisis services.