The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold around the world, disrupting our daily routines in an unprecedented fashion. While this is a time of shared stress on a global level, it may be particularly distressing for those people living with mental illness and those who experience illness or loss of loved ones. CAPS will continue to work to provide support for our community through these uncertain times.
Remember that there is no “right way” to feel and your own feelings will likely change over time. You may experience a range of stress, anxiety, grief, worry, and even denial along the way. Many of us are wondering just what to do with all these feelings in a world where our usual ways of coping and connecting may not be available to us. We’ve got you covered.
Numerous websites are being created around the country with informative resources to help you cope. It can feel daunting (or overwhelming) to wade through these to find accurate and helpful information. To get you started, our staff has curated a selective list of quality and timely resources, which can be found below.
FACE COVID (Infographic)
Addressing Social Stigma (Infographic)
Taking Care of Your Mental Health (YouTube)
Stress and Coping (CDC)
Roadmap to Resilience (book)
TAO Mindfulness Exercise (free resources)
The HeartMath Experience (free site access)
Living With Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty (in 20 languages)
Tips for Social Distancing (SAMHSA)
COVID-19 Myth Busters (World Health Organization)
For Parents, Children and Families
Covibook: Reassuring Children Around the World (multiple languages)
The Oyster and the Butterfly (book for children)