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:
From Active Minds:
From Kay Warren—a plan for your emotional health
From Psych Hub:
From The BBC:
From ANXIETY and DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA:
From American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:
From Scientific American: Article about preventing loneliness…
From SC National Guard (video from their chaplain):
From INSIDER.COM (letter from italian mom)
From MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRIES:
From MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:
- The National Council for Behavioral Health: Resources for COVID-19
- World Health Organization: Rolling updates on coronavirus disease
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary
Check out this awesome document on Google drive—Courtesy of Sarah Victor, PhD!
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.
NAMI—Check this awesome resource out from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Psych Hub—this is cool!