If there is one silver lining to going through this pandemic, it’s that there are plenty of resources available for navigating almost every aspect of it. But, that can also be overwhelming. Here are just a few resources that are either simple to read or easy to access.

World Health Organization

Even if we’re used to our normal day-to-day anxieties, the added stress of COVID-19 might be hitting us differently. The good news is that you are not alone. A lot of people are feeling overwhelmed right now because it’s normal under the circumstances. Everyone is adapting the way they live and work, no matter if they’re essential workers or not. The World Health Organization has issued some guidance on how  to cope with stress of COVID-19 and how to help children cope, as well. 

MyStrength.com

MyStrength is a digital mental health resource to complement other forms of care, such as medication and working with a behavioral health professional. The service is meant to aid in overcoming the cost, inaccessibility and stigma of care and treatment, in order to to open support. 
They have added an entire section focused on COVID-19 and mental wellness. From “Processing Emotions About COVID-19” to “Keeping Your Relationship Strong Through COVID-19,” you will be able to find tools for whatever challenge you’re up against or whatever emotion you’re feeling.

You can sign up for a FREE account using the CODE BBHcommunity at www.mystrength.com now. You’ll be able to access all of their tools and resources, including their special COVID-19 section as seen above. 

Help Hotlines

During this time, it will be normal to feel anxious, overwhelmed or even have flickering thoughts of suicide. The important thing is to not be afraid to reach out for help. There are so many services that are remaining open for you and those who need help. Below are printable cards for you to carry around in case you or someone you know ever needs help. Print them out and keep them with you always.