We are wired to be connected as humans, but when there is a deadly virus lurking, we need to limit our in-person interactions.  Social distancing does not mean isolation, so please try to stay connected with your loved ones in an appropriate manner.  This is a time I am a real fan of social media!!  Now, if you find yourself trending towards a negative mental health state, please have these resources handy.

Also, if you know of a resource that needs to be here, could you please send it my way using this email:  Dennis@dennisgillan.com

I appreciate you.

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/?fbclid=IwAR341waz3hy9LOM8fR1kAKpMvX6ZxE7aj7ogATv4EBzD91S18LYjL1Jaaeg

From the Active Minds:

https://www.activeminds.org/blog/coping-and-staying-emotionally-well-during-covid-19-related-school-closures/?sm_guid=MzI4MDQ1fDIyMjg3MzcxfC0xfGNvZmZleWNlQGdtYWlsLmNvbXwyNjA5NDk5fHwwfDB8Njg2NDA1MTJ8OTUxfDB8MHx8MjkzODMy0

From Kay Warren—a plan for your emotional health

http://15e50d5042f8867cff88-3b1d37bbed62ab73fc28b350df0f1686.r26.cf2.rackcdn.com/uploaded/e/0e9985234_1584477354_emotional-wellness-covid-19-crisis-navigation-tool.pdf

From The CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

From The Mercury News:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/18/opinion-mental-health/

From The BBC:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51873799

From SAMHSA.GOV

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4894.pdf

From ANXIETY and DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA:

https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources

From American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:

https://www.aaets.org/helping-children-cope-emotionally-with-coronavirus

From Scientific American:  Article about preventing loneliness…

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-prevent-loneliness-in-a-time-of-social-distancing/

From Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mindsharepartners/2020/03/19/how-to-lead-with-mental-health-in-mind-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/#a07d8452f356

From SC National Guard (video from their chaplain):  

https://youtu.be/ynVjClJjtIo

From INSIDER.COM (letter from italian mom)

https://www.insider.com/coronavirus-italian-mom-and-these-are-the-mistakes-we-made-2020-3?fbclid=IwAR2KXaPQcjzz0fbmkJQ8DupONobBqrkiWy9GX6pH-_emR3tXVNwIP55nMmM

From MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRIES:

http://mentalhealthministries.net/spotlights/index.html

From MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:

For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, read these new resources on our blog:
For more information on COVID-19, please visit these resources:

Check out this awesome document on Google drive—Courtesy of Sarah Victor, PhD!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B5TGoyQFAvqz0ZVnaJPGPbIFPiIvv4BoVr1flLnITRg/edit#gid=0

This incredible packet of info came from a Reddit user named u/baby_lawn and it is AWESOME!  His/Her description:  

I put together a Google Drive Folder with over 40 free mental health resources (books, worksheets, workbooks, guides) to help others cope with anxiety/fear, addiction, depression, suicidal ideation and stress.

https://mega.nz/#F!EJAAxAQb!LMB6J2qabOQhMiN1eq5a0A

NAMI—Check this awesome resource out from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/covid-19