SAMHSA/MHTTC COVID-19 Resources
SAMHSA offers a number of resources at samhsa.gov/coronavirus including:
- Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19
- Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Virtual Recovery Resources
- Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Epidemic: March 20, 2020
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.
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- FAQs: Provision of Methadone and Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 Emergency
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients
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.
- Responding to COVID-19
- Responding to COVID-19 – Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Responding to COVID-19 – Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Child Abuse
- Responding to COVID-19 – Mental Health Disparities
- Responding to COVID-19 – School Mental Health
- Responding to COVID-19 – Telehealth
In addition, the MHTTC network has developed these resources:
- Taking Care of Yourself During a Public Health Emergency. Collaborating TTC: Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC.
- Tools for Behavioral Health Professionals During a Public Health Crisis. Collaborating TTC: Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC. A public health crisis can cause distress for all involved, including providers of behavioral health services. Attending to your personal well-being during this time is just as important as supporting the individuals you serve. Providers are encouraged to be aware of the toll that working with others in distress can have on their own mental well-being.
- Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays. This weekly online series for providers who are unfamiliar with telehealth launches March 31, 2020, and continues through the end of April 2020. You must register separately for each TLC Tuesdays session. While filling out the registration form, you will prompted to submit any questions you might have. Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists will devote the first 20 minutes of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then address questions submitted by TTC Tuesday registrants. Recordings of the 20-minute presentations as well as additional resources will be posted on this page as they become available.