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 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 www.wa211.org
- 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:
- Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a caring counselor.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
Advice for Managing Anxiety and Stress
- HelpGuide is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website. Their web page on Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty is a very accessible of advice including: don’t obsessively check the news, focus on the things you can control, plan for what you can, stay connected, and take care of your body and spirit. To support HelpGuide, DONATE HERE.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- The ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. They offer a one page blog post COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine for the public with six pieces of advice. to support ADAA’s work, DONATE HERE.
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)
- The United Kingdom’s Mental Health Foundation has a multipage resource How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak that includes a simple page of Mental Health Tips and Talking to your children about the coronavirus pandemic,
Links to Resources for Mental Health
American Psychological Association
- The APA has a page of General Resources for COVID-19. While much of the list are guides intended for professionals, there is a lot of helpful content including an article on Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19.
Mental Health America
- Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA has what we call a “Mega List” of Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources containing more than 100 resources of their own content and content from other organizations connected to mental health. To support MHA, DONATE HERE.
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.
Companies that Can Help*
Downtime is a personal booking and motivational service for confidentially connecting people to mental health professionals.
*COVID19HelpWA.org does not endorse or investigate the products or services of specific companies that may be listed on our site.