Assorted COVID-19 Resources
- Offering relevant tools and guidance for tribal communities.
- Videos, social media, PSAs, print resources, checklists, FAQs, and web resources, including resources for youth and school-aged children.
University of Washington Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Evidence-Based Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
- Supporting Our CBT Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: PART 1: Best Practices in TeleCBTp
- Supporting Our CBT Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: PART 2: Key Intervention Targets and CBTp Strategies
Developed by the APA Work Group on Telepsychiatry, this toolkit is an evolving resource for members who want to learn about the various aspects of telepsychiatry, including clinical, training, and policy considerations. As new topics emerge, more resources and information will be added to this toolkit. The toolkit covers topics from history, training, practice/clinical, reimbursement and legal issues from leading psychiatrists.
The Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center at the University of Washington
- Telehealth and Clinical Training Resources during COVID-19
- Telehealth Tips for Behavioral Health Providers
To provide support in the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), APA is collecting authoritative and timely resources in this information hub.
Mental Health Innovation Network: Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs during the COVID-19 Outbreak
This briefing note was developed by the Inter Agency Standing Committee Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergency Settings and summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Contents:
- Overview of the MHPSS Response to COVID-19
- Overarching principles and guidelines for response
- Globally recommended activities
- Recommended interventions during the COVID-19 outbreak:
- For older adults to cope with stress
- Supporting the needs of people with disabilities
- Messages and activities for helping children deal with stress
- Activities for adults in isolation/quarantine
- Supporting people working in the COVID-19 response
- Messages directed at the community-level
- Links to additional resources
The National Council’s Strategic Partner, MTM Services, has created a series of free short videos about providing telehealth service. Browse the video collection here.
- Webinar: Register for Suicide Prevention Amidst a Pandemic: The Road Ahead - June 17 at 2pm
COVID-19: Considerations for a Trauma-Informed Response for Work Settings (Organizations/Schools/Clinics) from Trauma Informed Oregon
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
- Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies Virtual Roundtable recording and resources
The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19. NIHB seeks to ensure that the Tribes remain informed on COVID 19, have the resources and assistance needed to respond to the pandemic, and that the Congress and Administration understand and address Tribal needs and priorities.
To help support the mental health community during the COVID-19 crisis, SMI Adviser provides timely and authoritative resources, education, consultation, tools and more. Let SMI Adviser help you navigate this evolving situation. This page offers guidance on how to support your patients and practice.
Submit any questions you have about COVID-19 and bipolar disorder, major recurrent depression, and schizophrenia. Within one business day, receive free, confidential evidence-based answers from a team of national experts in SMI.
A free online database containing evidence-based answers and resources on COVID-19 and serious mental illness (SMI), researched and vetted by clinical experts from SMI Adviser.
This free, on-demand webinar is timely and valuable overview on the latest developments, guidelines and best practices in telehealth during the COVID-19 era. This activity does not offer continuing education credit, only a certificate of participation.
This handout is for clients and patients who are transitioning to telehealth appointments.
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health: Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies Virtual Roundtable
Join the first session in this two-part series to learn about actionable and accessible strategies that diverse communities are initiating to move through these difficult times on April 23 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT. Learn more and register here.
Part 2 is slated for May 21 at 12:00 pm PDT.
COVID-19 brings new health, economic and social crises on a daily basis. These crises especially affect lower-income, ethnic minority communities with job loss, food insecurity, and poorer access to health care. Information overload and cultural and linguistic gaps in information exacerbate anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty. National conversations underscore the growing need for mental health and emotional supports for individuals, families and providers across all populations. National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) partner organizations across the country have rapidly pulled together—demonstrating collective strength, innovation, and new partnerships—to address the particular needs of their residents. This NNED Virtual Roundtable series will highlight issues associated with COVID-19, including:
- Unique experiences of individuals in underserved communities;
- Strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health information; and
- Specific actions taken by select NNED communities to deliver high-impact and easy to implement approaches that support behavioral health needs.
This blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides five suggestions for coping with the uncertainty due to COVID-19.
COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress from the National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. This collection will be updated as new resources become available.
Promote Social Connectedness and Support. Social support and connection are key protective factors against suicide. Positive and supportive social relationships and community connections can help buffer the effects of risk factors in people’s lives. Programs and practices that promote social connectedness and support are one element of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.