Mental Health Resources in time of COVID-19 Pandemic


The list of general resources below is excerpted from the American Psychological Association General Resources webpage on Pandemics:

American Psychological Association

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe 
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing every day, psychologists offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.

Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19
Psychological research on past crises can help people cope with the daily — sometimes hourly — newsflashes about the coronavirus.

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus
Tips to help you manage anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook.

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety
In this podcast episode, psychologist Baruch Fischhoff, PhD, explains why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined.

Coronavirus threat escalates fears — and bigotry
Psychologists look to their research to help quell anxiety about a possible pandemic.

World Health Organization

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak
This resource provides summaries of key mental health and psychosocial support considerations in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Pandemic Resources
Web page dedicated to information about pandemics.


GeroCentral Covid-19 Resources
Resources for clinicians, older adults and families.

Center for Disease Controll

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Emergency and Support

The information and phone numbers listed below are taken from the resources webpage of NAMI DC, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington, DC.

NAMI DC Helpline - 202-546-0646 -  Monday-Friday, 10 am- 8 pm, ET, weekends and holidays, 11 am - 6 pm. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

District of Columbia Dept. of Behavioral Health (DBH) - 202-673-2200, Access HelpLine (24-hour, 7-days-a-week) - 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357