Are you experiencing additional anxiety with the news of COVID-19? You are not alone. The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has compiled a list of resources to help inform and possibly lessen the anxiety around COVID-19.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
- The CDC has created a dedicated page on their website for Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19, with an emphasis on the fact that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.
Please reach out to the Resiliency Center by phone or email for mental health provider referrals. Some Nevada providers have made telehealth options available, though the Resiliency Center can make referrals regardless of where you live. Call us at 702-455-2433, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips on managing anxiety during this time:
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
- Psychology Today: Expert Tips for Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety
- American Psychological Association: How to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need
- Trauma Recovery Yoga videos: Click here for YouTube videos
- Preventing Home Tensions from Rising during Social Distancing: Tips to manage tension at home (PDF)
- Supporting and talking to kids about COVID-19: Worry strategies for children (PDF)
WBUR, Boston (NPR): 11 Things You Can Do To Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Management Team: Resiliency During the Pandemic (PDF)
- Berkeley University Health Center: Managing Fears and Anxiety around Coronavirus
- Las Vegas Sun: UNLV mental health expert offers tips on coping during the coronavirus shutdown
- Partners in Health: 10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing
Are you interested in telehealth therapy at this time? Here is a resource from the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center to help answer your questions: Using Telehealth, Answering Questions
24/7 Hotlines to Help:
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- Crisis Support Services of Nevada (can assist those outside of Nevada): Call 1-800-273-8255, or text CARE (2273) to 839863.
Crisis Text Line – This helpline offers free 24/7 support for individuals struggling with emotional crises. Text COPE (2673) to 741-741 to speak with someone now.
- TheHopeLine, live chat: https://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255). If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- Panic Disorder Information Hotline: 1-800-64-PANIC (72642)
- Resource Guide:
- If you anticipate financial hardship from COVID-19, here are some quick tips:
- IRS Economic Impact Payment stimulus check information sheet:
- Supporting people working during the COVID-19 response
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s COVID-19 Legal and Financial Toolkit
- For further information relating to your legal rights during COVID-19, including details about Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s virtual town hall series, visit www.lacsn.org.
- Activities for adults in isolation/quarantine
- Supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities during COVID-19 outbreak
- Nevada Unemployment Information (If your job has been affected, please contact your state’s unemployment office)
Do you know of resources in your state? Email them to us: email@example.com.