Protecting and Supporting Your Mental Health in Challenging or Uncertain Times

Explore new resources from leading mental health organizations and experts designed to help us all care for our mental health during COVID-19.

Remember: you are not alone, we're all in this together and help is available.

If you are having a crisis or serious thoughts of suicide, contact your health care provider right away or go to the emergency room. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 1 (800) 273-8255 or text the crisis text line at 741-741 to reach a live, trained crisis counselor.

  • Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself Steps that emergency responders should take before, during and after an event on the front lines, including learning to identify burnout and developing a buddy system for support, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 A new mental health hub from the American Medical Association (AMA) providing strategies and resources for medical professionals striving to balance the duty of caring for patients with concerns about your own well-being.
  • Resources for Providers During COVID-19 Tools, resources, policy updates and thought leadership from the National Council for community behavioral health organizations on the frontlines of mental health and addiction treatment.

  • Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety A user-friendly toolkit from MHA and Shine Text to help you and your loved ones manage anxiety through this period of increased isolation and time spent at home; the toolkit includes daily meditations, Q&A’s with experts and topic/issue-specific resources.
  • Love Is Louder Action Center Love is Louder, a project from JED, is offering actions you can take each day to stay connected and create meaning during social distancing.
  • Coping During the COVID-19 Lockdown A free digital guide from Columbia University meant to help you cope with challenging feelings that may arise during quarantine.
  • Working from Home Tips and tactics from NAMI on working from home, to help you create a sense of routine and support your mental health and overall wellness.