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Last updated May 14, 2020.

General information related to COVID-19

https://www.coronavirus.gov/
Government website to find answers about COVID-19, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The White House, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Check for symptoms, FAQs, and specific resources for travelers, households, pregnant women & children, and many more.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Up-to-date information, maps, data & surveillance, and guidelines produced by the CDC. Information is available in multiple languages (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean are hyperlinked; other languages are available).

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.  Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. 

Behavioral Health/Coping with Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Outbreaks can be stressful. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. This page contains information about stress and coping mechanisms. Additional resources for communities, families and children, and First Responders.

https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience
Building your resilience.  We all face trauma, adversity and other stresses.  Here’s a roadmap for adapting to life-changing situations, and emerging even stronger than ever before. 

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics
Five ways to view coverage of COVID-19.  Tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook. 

https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2020/04/16/Mobile-app-may-offer-hope-in-times-of-distress
The Virtual Hope Box, a Defense Health Agency mobile app that aims to decrease the experience of distress by facilitating health coping and emotion regulation skills. 

Students

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/student-stress
Your classes may now be virtual and you may be missing friends.  Or perhaps your juggling your children's educational needs as well as your own.  As a student, you may be feeling anxious, sad, or uncertain.  These feelings are normal.  Here are some tips to lessen your stress. 

https://www.apa.org/education/covid-questions
Addressing issues affecting graduate students, postdocs, interns and faculty with supervision and training responsibilities. 

https://www.apa.org/members/content/student-loan-interest-waiver
This website contains information pertaining to managing your student loans during COVID-19.

Parenting & Caregiving

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/parenting-during-pandemic
For many parents, home in the age of COVID-19 has become the office, the classroom, and even the gym.  Many parents are struggling not only to keep their children occupied, but also to oversee schooling, even as they telework, grocery shop and perform all the daily necessities of family life.  Here you can find some tips for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.apa.org/topics/talking-children
Tips for talking to your children about difficult news. 

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-about-stress
Tips for talking with your children about stress.

https://www.apa.org/topics/helping-kids
Tips for talking with your children when they need help.

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/quarantine-parents-tips
Tips for quarantined parents in the times of COVID-19.

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19
Helping children cope with changes resulting from COVID-19. 

https://ptaourchildren.org/helping-teens-cope-with-missed-milestones/
Helping teens cope with missed milestones. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html
Talking to teens and tweens about Coronavirus.  Experts offer advice on how parents can help adolescents get the facts straight and be prepared.

 

Social Distancing

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/03/13/905336/coronavirus-social-distancing-during-pandemic/
How to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.  Not everyone can work from home or cease traveling.  Here’s what you can do when circumstance forces you to be out and about during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
This site offers insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.  

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-stay-connected-to-loved-ones-despite-social-distancing/
Creative ways to strengthen bonds and preserve mental health amidst social distancing and COVID-19. 

 

Self-Care

https://www.apaservices.org/practice/ce/self-care/health-providers-covid-19?_ga=2.173730662.418532365.1587566277-2003244791.1585063392
Health-care providers and other hospital and clinic staff are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here are some concrete strategies to help manage stress during this challenging time. 

https://go.usa.gov/x
Isolation and social distancing in response to #COVID19 can be mentally exhausting, but frequent breaks and regular exercise can help. Get up and move around – it’s good for your body and mind!

https://go.usa.gov/xvbkV
Being active outdoors and soaking in the sun during the #COVID19Pandemic can improve your overall health and wellness, but take precautions. Use sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher and don't forget your bug repellant!

https://go.usa.gov/xvb8k
Spending more time exercising and enjoying the great outdoors? Your body needs more water in when you’re exercising and it can also help you stay alert throughout the day. Don’t forget to hydrate to keep healthy.

https://go.usa.gov/xvb8M
Spending more time at home and online during the #COVID19Pandemic could result in different sleep patterns. Practice sleep hygiene to get a better night’s sleep.

 

Work & Telework

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-leadership

People look to leaders for guidance on what to do, what to expect and how to act.  During uncertain and fluid times, the need for strong, calm, trustworthy leadership is more important than ever.  Here are some ways leaders can improve their communication skills to maximize trust and minimize stress and anxiety. 

 

 

Virtual Resources

https://spark.adobe.com/page/qstprzyYElpFD/

Catherine Ivie: Recreation Therapist-Adaptive Sports at New Mexico VA Health Care System compiled a list of resources which she shares on this link--remember to participate within your own abilities. Virtual Tours, Live Cameras, Museums, Home Exercise, Yoga & Meditation, Arts & Crafts, Resources for Kids, Veteran Support, and Free Books through various libraries are just a few of the topics she shares links about.

 

https://mhanational.org/covid19##WebinarsLiveEventsWorkshops

Webinars, live events, and workshops about dealing with the stress of COVID-19.