A Collection of COVID-19 Resources to Help You Find Useful Information
Please recall that this is a dynamic situation and check back frequently.
From the CDC
The CDC is the top national source for information and guidance on the pandemic. Check their website and coronavirus.gov for the latest and most accurate information. The CDC has provided a number of helpful resources to aid people as they navigate this new normal. This page is a one-stop shop for COVID-19 FAQs, symptoms, and general guidance such as what to do if you are sick. Here is some guidance on daily life and coping, including a household checklist, advice on caring for children and pets, and tips for stress and anxiety.
From the WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up this page for all COVID-19 resources, information, FAQs, and advice as well as rolling live updates.
You can also get COVID-19 health alerts and tips from the WHO sent right to your phone via Whatsapp.
This page on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website provides updates and tips for people with mental illness. They’ve set up a Resource and Information Guide for those concerned about their mental health during this time. They’ve also provided an additional list of mental health coping strategies, and guidance on how to ease children’s anxiety about COVID-19.
Active Minds has set up various mental health resources for dealing with the crisis, including special guidance pertaining to remote workers, young adults, students and parents, and more. They will also be providing live webinars and online discussions about mental health during the crisis; check the website for details.
This article from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shares tips on taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
The National Center for PTSD and the Department of Veterans Affairs have put together a page of tips and resources for managing stress during this time
This interactive map from the Pew shows each state’s action on the coronavirus so far, so you can stay updated on what’s happening in your state.
From Find a Psychologist
In this podcast, Dr. Samuel Lustgarten discusses the experiences of persons seeking out mental health services through telepsychology. He acknowledges the pros and cons of different mediums for telepsychology services as well as where to look for psychologists who offer telepsychology services.
This article studies the potential benefits of online social support, something that may be needed now more than ever