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Coping with Anxiety and Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday April 13, 2020 | Featured, Health & Medical

How can I make it through COVID-19?

We offer these sources regarding mental health under the stress, anxiety, and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please let us know of other sources.

Direct Help for Anxiety and Stress

Crisis Connections

Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help. Crisis Connections is state licensed by DSHS/DBHR as a crisis telephone service provider. To support Crisis Connections, DONATE HERE. They provide:

  • 24-Hr Crisis Line. If you are in crisis or considering suicide, call: 866-427-4747.
  • WA Warm Line is a peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Specially trained volunteers will answer your confidential call at 1-877-500-9276.

Washington 2-1-1 and WA COVID-19 Helpline

  • Washington 211 is operating the State COVID-19 help line during the Coronavirus outbreak. Normal 2-1-1 services are available but wait times have increased. If you need immediate assistance in finding services please visit
  • Washington State COVID19 Helpline: Call: 1-800-525-0127. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

  • The U.S. CDC has a page on Stress and Coping that includes guides to support yourself, reduce stress in yourself and others, guides for parents, responders, and more as well as links to:

Advice for Managing Anxiety and Stress


Anxiety and Depression Association of America

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.  See the blog post on Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak that five key advisories and notes you can reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.  To support AFSP, DONATE HERE.

Mental Health Foundation (UK)

Links to Resources for Mental Health

American Psychological Association

Mental Health America

Washington State Psychological Association

  • The WPSA has a front page link to Disaster Relief Network (DRN) and COVID-19.   The resource page includes  links for Self Care during the Coronavirus, Resources and Strategies for How to Speak to Children and Adolescents About Coronavirus, Stigma Reduction Resources, Coronavirus and Grief and other resources.

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