Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and all the information that comes with it can be overwhelming and can also seriously affect emotional and mental health. To help make sure you, your staff, your clients, and your families have all the information you might need, here is a list of vetted websites and phone numbers to organizations that are addressing the COVID-19 crisis as it relates to their missions. Please feel free to share this information and keep it handy as we all work through this crisis.
The World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 – experts provide a global perspective of the COVID-19 virus while also sharing individual best practices on topics like how to best protect yourself from the disease.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – https://www.thehotline.org/ or 1-800-799-7233 / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) – a national domestic abuse hotline to contact when home is not safe, especially during this crisis.
American Psychological Association – https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/05/ce-corner-isolation – learning how to combat loneliness for those who are most at risk.
Child Mind Institute – https://childmind.org/article/supporting-teenagers-and-young-adults-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/ – tips for parenting teenagers during this time.
Cleveland Institute – https://health.clevelandclinic.org/covid-19-understanding-quarantine-isolation-and-social-distancing-in-a-pandemic/ – understanding social isolation and what it means during this time.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus – provides guidance and assistance as Coronavirus relates to those dealing with substance abuse and mental illnesses.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-TALK or text TALK to 741741 – accessible and free mental health crisis services that are especially vital during times of social distancing
National Alliance on Mental Illness – https://nami.org/ – provides specific advice on dealing with COVID-19 to those with mental illness.
Child Mind Institute – https://childmind.org/ – provides coping tips for parents and familial support during this time.
Food, Research & Action Center – https://frac.org/ – updates on efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 (
211 – http://www.211.org/services/covid19 – seek out your state’s public health department website or phone number to connect with for the most up-to-date information on your state’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis along with information on local numbers to call for any of the above-mentioned topics.