We all have been impacted by COVID-19 one way or another.
We’ve seen the creativity of our educators. We’ve seen the shifts in the way we do our jobs. We’ve seen new ways to do business. We’ve seen the resilience of our communities.
We’ve also seen the impact on our frontline workers and caregivers.
Staying safe in the pandemic is more than wearing masks and washing our hands. Staying safe also means taking care of our mental health and well-being.
In the time of prolonged physical distancing, limiting interactions with others, and virtual everything, maintaining our mental health can be tough right now.
It is important to remember that you are not alone; we are all in this together.
We’ve pulled together some resources and helpful information to help connect you to services and add to your wellness activities.
Need immediate help?
- Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or text “HELLO” to the Crisis Text line: 741-741
- Call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer
- Find your local Community Services Board - see map below
- Call or text the VA COPES Warmline at 877-349-MHAV (6428)
Check out these links for helpful resources and wellness tips:
- Lock and Talk’s Resources Tab has helpful information for individuals, and for families.
- VA COPES
- Frontline Wellness VA
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
- CDC’s Coping with Stress During COVID-19
- Mental Health America COVID-19 Resources
- Mental Health America COVID-19 Resources for Frontline COVID-19 Workers
- Mental Health First Aid Essential Self-care for Essential Workers on the Frontlines of COVD-19
- The Emotional PPE Project
- INOVA Care for the Caregivers