Mental Health America of Wisconsin has compiled a list of mental health resources as we all try to navigate COVID-19.
Mental health information for disease outbreaks
This webpage provides information and wellness tips for individuals living with mental health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Changes and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 can make it difficult to know what to do to make sure you have access to needed medications. Here are some tips and pieces of information to help you prepare and care for yourself or your loved ones
- Managing Stress and Anxiety related to COVID-19
- Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
- COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance UseDisorders
- Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreak Response
These fact sheets provide information and recommendations for healthcare personnel, families, leaders, and businesses to address the psychological and behavioral health impacts of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a document to help guide individuals that have specific questions about their mental health situations.
Dr. LaGenia Bailey, former DBSA board member, discusses tips on how to stay well during this public health crisis. In this podcast, she addresses benefits of mindfulness practice, lifestyle habits, and ways to stay connected with others to avoid isolation.
- When Home Becomes The Workplace: Mental Health And Remote Work
- Protecting Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19: Mental health in the age of coronavirus
- Impact of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic on Mental Health (Webinar)
- Q&A on Mental Health during COVID-19 with WHO expert Aiysha Malik
- Shrink Speak: COVID-19 Crisis
In this special three-part COVID-19 Crisis series, Dr. Lieberman of Columbia University speaks with renowned experts who have expertise in relevant disciplines that pertain to this COVID-19 pandemic. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Tools and information on anxiety
One of the quickest and easiest ways to tell if you are experiencing a mental health condition is to take an online screen. MHA has nine different screening tools for mental health conditions on our site, including anxiety.
- What is Anxiety?
- Anxiety Information and Support
- Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
- Staying Grounded
- Meditations and Calming Exercises
Tools to connect with others
An online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)’s Online Support Groups
- Lyf App
Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It’s the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won’t degrade or bring you down.
Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by those who have experienced mental health conditions themselves. Find a warmline in your area at warmline.org.
Resources for immediate response
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.