Mental Wellness & Self-Care

These are a few resources to help people of all ages with their mental wellness and self-care help during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mental Wellness

Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ Disaster Distress Helpline
Receive immediate, free, and confidential counseling 24/7. If someone needs further assistance, the Helpline can provide them with referrals and other support services.

Helpline: 800-985-5900
Text Helpline: Text TalkWithUs to 66746

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
An incredibly comprehensive guide with links to a variety of helpful resources ranging from managing stress, managing mental illness, finding online support groups, what to do if you are not feeling safe in your home during quarantine, how to successfully deal with isolation when working from home, and other COVID-19 wellness-related topics. 

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Regularly updated, this site provides resources arranged by topics including isolation, financial fears, help for parents, and anxiety.

Stress Management and Coping for Children

PBS: How You and Your Kids Can Destress During Coronavirus
This PBS article gives practical, actionable tips for parents to help their child deal with stress. 

Talking with Children: Tips For Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This helpful printable guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides information on how to talk with children in different age ranges to alleviate the child’s stress or anxiety related to infectious diseases. 

Stress Management and Coping for Adults

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC
Learn about the ways that stress can surface and how to take care of ourselves, our communities, and our children who may be experiencing COVID-19-related stress.

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks 
This helpful and printable guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides information on how to identify and manage stress. It is ideal for printing and distributing or sharing electronically.

Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Created by the National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this regularly updated website provides resources for mental wellness, coping with anxiety and depression, and to alleviate stress related to COVID-19. 

Mental Health Crisis

My Health My Resources (MHMR)
MHMR is a community-based organization focused on mental health conditions and substance use disorders for adults, youth, and children. MHMR also provides services to children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Crisis Hotline: 817-335-3022

Disaster Behavioral Health Services
The Disaster Behavioral Health services assist disaster survivors by providing emotional support, helping to develop coping strategies, and connecting survivors to other people or agencies to assist them.

Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5900 and get immediate counseling 24/7. This free, confidential and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746). Users will be connected to trained professionals from crisis counseling centers. Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other support services.

National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD provides resources for managing stress levels for anyone including community leaders and health care workers.

For more information visit their website or call 1-800-273-8255.


Mayo Clinic Health System
The Mayo Clinic offers tips to take care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johns Hopkins University
Social Distancing? Here’s How to Prioritize Self-Care
JHU offers resources and tips from mental health experts to help you maintain your physical and emotional well-being in the time of COVID-19.

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