Resources on COVID-19 for the Behavioral Health Workforce

 

Welcome to the Northwest MHTTC COVID-19 Resources

CLICK HERE for SAMHSA and MHTTC resources
CLICK HERE for resources from national organizations including NAMI, MHA, and APA
CLICK HERE for resources focused on homelessness 
CLICK HERE for resources focused on youth 

 

Continue scrolling for a complete collection of all resources 

 

 

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Washington State Dept of Health - Behavioral Health Group
Impact and Capacity Assessment Task Force
Behavioral Health  Impact Situation Report - Week of June 8, 2020

 
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SAMHSA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

SAMHSA offers a number of resources at samhsa.gov/coronavirus including: 

In response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, SAMHSA is providing updates to its resources regarding medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs) for substance use disorders.

 

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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) 
 
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Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

The MHTTC has created 6 specialty pages; each page includes MHTTC events and products, as well as a curated resource list.

In addition, the MHTTC network has developed these resources:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Tribal Communities Webpage 

  • Offering relevant tools and guidance for tribal communities.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits

 

University of Washington Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Evidence-Based Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis

 

 

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

     

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    Mental Health America (MHA) Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources  

     

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    Telepsychiatry Toolkit APA's Telepsychiatry Toolkit

    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
     
    APA Coronavirus Resources

    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

     

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    National Council for Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19

     

    COVID-19: Considerations for a Trauma-Informed Response for Work Settings (Organizations/Schools/Clinics) from Trauma Informed Oregon

     

    Trauma-Informed Care and the Stress of COVID-19 from the Traumatic Stress Institute

     

    National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

     

    National Indian Health Board's COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center

    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. 

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    COVID-19 Resources from SMI Adviser

    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.

    SMI Adviser Clinician-to-Clinician Consults

    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.

    SMI Adviser Knowledge Base

    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.

    Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID19

    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.

    How to Prepare for a Video Appointment

    This handout is for clients and patients who are transitioning to telehealth appointments.

     

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    Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

    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

     

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

    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.

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    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) How to Prepare: Manage Anxiety & Stress
     
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    Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak from WHO
    Social Stigma associated with COVID-19
    COVID-19: Considerations for a Trauma-Informed Response for Work Settings (Organizations/Schools/Clinics) -- Trauma Informed Oregon
    Trauma-Informed Care and the Stress of COVID-19 -- Traumatic Stress Institute
     

    Resources focused on Homelessness

    Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA): Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Health Centers

     

    U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

    The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has compiled a page of resources from federal, local, and non-profit organizations aimed at homeless service providers.

    HUD COVID-19 Response and Homelessness: An Action and Resource Guide

    HUD provides a variety of resources, including resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and their federal, state, and local partners. SNAPS posts daily updates highlighting new COVID-19 prevention and response resources targeted to homeless providers at this page.

    National Health Care for the Homeless Council COVID-19 Resources and Town Halls

    The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has gathered a list of COVID-19 resources and is hosting town halls on April 3, April 10, and April 17. Learn more and register for the town halls specifically here.

    Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH): Resources and Guidance for Supportive Housing Providers

    The Corporation for Supportive Housing hosts a weekly webinar series and online community, as well as a collection of resources.


    Resources focused on Youth

     

    American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

     

    Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

     

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    • Crisis Text Line available 24/7 for young people of color. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.
       
    Boys Town National Hotline

    The Boys Town National Hotline (800-448-3000) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. This free service is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can send email to hotline@boystown.org.

    Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) COVID-19 Page
     
    citiesRISE Youth-focused COVID-19 mental health and well-being resource page

     

    National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
    Resources to Support Students During the Pandemic

     

    Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive 

    Six strategies for school teams to ensure a safe, predictable, and positive school year after disruptions. These strategies are beneficial for all students if the school has been closed, as well as for individual students returning from extended time away from school.

     
     National Association of School Psychologists
    Talking to Children about the Coronavirus- A Parent's Guide 

    Specific tips and strategies for how parents can talk to their children about COVID-19.

     

    Countering COVID-19 Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

     

    National Center for School Mental Health 
    COVID-19 Resources from the National Center for School Mental Health 

    These resource are being accumulated in the topic areas of General Resources, School Support, Mental Health and Stress Management, Students and Families, and Technology to Support School Mental Health. 

                                       
    Hassfield Children's Hospital - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    School's Out- A Parent's Guide to Meeting the Challenge 

    Suggestions for parents and care-givers based upon rational thinking about child development and children’s reactions to stressful and changing situations.

     
    National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 

    Readiness and response advice for families and caregivers, including specific strategies for helping children cope by age.

     

    Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Models of Prevention (Ci3T) 
    Ci3T COVID-19 Response Resources

    Resources for Educators, Families, and Administrators.