VETERANS RESOURCES

Support a Veteran This Mental Health Month
Let the Veterans in your life know you care about their well-being.
Learn more here.

VA Gets Boost from CARES Act to Provide Emergency Assistance to Veterans Who Are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness During COVID-19 Crisis
Learn more here.

Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Learn more here.

VA Encourages Veterans to Make Their Mental Health a Priority
Read more here.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD (US Department of Veterans Affairs)
Learn more here.

From the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs: “Veterans Have Multiple Resources for COVID-19 Information”
Learn more here.

U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Learn more here.

FAITH BASED RESOURCES

The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (Partnership Center)
Learn more here.

FAMILY RESOURCES

National Parent Helpline Information
Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.
More information here.

Webinar Recording: “Supporting College Students with Mental Health Conditions in the Wake of COVID-19”
Listen here.

ChildSavers Transitions to Telehealth, Offering 24/7 Immediate Response Line for Families
Learn more here.

From Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families During COVID-19
Learn more here.

Information from Virginia Trauma-Informed Community Networks
This information may help with the life changes and heightened stress and anxiety as a result of COVID-19, and may help ease the transition to social distancing with children and adolescents.
Learn more here.

LGBTQ+ RESOURCES

Alcoholics Anonymous Online LGBT Support Groups
Learn more here.

Trans Lifeline ResourcesTrans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Learn more here.

Side by Side’s COVID-19 Plan
Learn more here.

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Webinar: “African American Older Adults and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health Needs, Supporting Strengths”
July 8
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Learn more and register here.
NAMI Coastal Virginia Offers Online Support Groups and Social Events
Learn more here.
American Sign Language Video on Managing Stress and Anxiety

View it here.

From Colorlines: Taraji P. Henson’s Foundation Offers Free Virtual Therapy for Underserved Communities

Actress and mental health advocate Taraji P Henson’s Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) has launched a COVID-19 virtual therapy initiative, which will serve communities of color as they navigate major life changes triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

Learn more here.

Surviving Race’s Community Care COVID-19 Peer Response Network Programming
Learn more here.

From Mindspace Wellbeing: “Mindfulness and Resilience for Health Care Workers: A COVID-19 Support Group”
This 4-week, pay-what-you-can series is designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Learn more and register here.

Crisis Text Hotline
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.

New from WRAP: “Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19: Being Connected, Staying Connected, and Choosing Connection”
This new guide provides practical guidance for overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness through building connections with oneself and others.
Download it for free here.

From National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Offers 5 Steps to Maintain Your Mental Health and Well-being During COVID-19
Listen here.

From the American Psychological Association (APA): “Combating Bias and Stigma Related to COVID-19”
Read the article here.

From the CDC: Reducing Stigma
Read more here.

From SAMHSA: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Read it here.

From NIMH: Shareable Resources on Coping with COVID-19
Learn more here.

From SAMHSA: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19
Read it here.

From The Daily Progress: “Charlottesville Mental Health Services Adapting to Pandemic”
Read it here.

From ADAA: “Expert Quick Tips for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety”
View the video here.

Project Parachute: Pro Bono Therapy for COVID-19 Frontliners
Learn more here.

Get the Free WRAP App
The WRAP App walks you through the process of creating your personal WRAP. Use it on your own, with a friend or supporter, or in a WRAP group. This app is designed to work alongside WRAP books, other materials, and groups, for a full understanding of what WRAP is and how you can implement it in your life.

WRAP for Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn more here.

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty”
Read it here.

Free Virtual Fitness and Dance Classes
Learn more here.

Robin’s Hope Trauma Recovery Center Offers Virtual Meetings
Learn more here.

On Our Own of Charlottesville Offers Virtual Meetings
Learn more here.

Disaster Distress Helpline: Overview
The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746, which connects you with a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country.
The DDH is a program of SAMHSA, and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, a Mental Health America affiliate.

“Not Losing Our Minds and Hearts When We Most Need Them. Mindfulness, Healing and Wisdom in a Time of COVID-19” with Jon Kabat-Zin
Watch it here.

Free Meditation Recordings from Mindfulness Center at UVA
Learn more here.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-272-8255

Local COVID-19 Resources from Robin’s Hope (Central Virginia)
Learn more here.

SAMHSA’s “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health”
Read it here.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s “Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety”
Read it here.

Depression and Bipolar Online Support Groups
Learn more here.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Resources: Tip Sheet for Coping with COVID-19 (OCD Specific)
Read it here.

Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Learn more here.

“Meditate, Exercise, Limit Social Media: 12 Expert-Approved Ways to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety” 
Read it here.

Mental Health America’s “Mental Health and COVID-19-Information and Resources”
Read it here.

“Coronavirus: Tips for Reducing Stress”
Read it here.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (Spanish Version)

From HealthyPlace: “Coronavirus Anxiety 101: Worry, Fear, and How Not to Panic”
Read it here.

From the WHO: Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
Read it here.

National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care – A Best Practice Toolkit
Read it here.

WEBINARS, VIRTUAL GROUPS, AND PODCASTS

“Complex Trauma: The Connection Between Mental Health, COVID-19, and Social Unrest”
August 5
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting a webinar to help individuals build resilience from the traumas of COVID-19 and systemic racism, as well as other traumas experienced by BIPOC.
Register here.

“Wellness Guide to Overcoming Isolation During COVID-19: Being Connected, Staying Connected, and Choosing Connection” (YouTube)
Watch it here.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Falls Church Holds Virtual Support Meetings
Go to www.dbsafc.org to learn more.

Friends 4 Recovery Hosts Online Meetings
Learn more here.

Podcast: The OCD Stories
Listen here.

Hearing Voices Network Now Hosting Online Groups
Online groups are specifically for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities. They are voice-hearer facilitated.
For more information, click here.

From National Council for Behavioral Health: “COVID-19 Office Hours – Opportunities for Peer Support Workers, Supervisors, and Programs”
Listen here.

On Our Own of Charlottesville Hosts Virtual Groups
Learn more here.

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (NOVA) Hosts Virtual Meetings
Learn more here.

From Mental Health America (MHA): “Practicing Self-Compassion”
Register here.

“A Conversation on Supporting Families During COVID-19”
Learn more here.

SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
Learn more here.

The McShin Foundation Hosts Virtual Groups and Podcast
Learn more here.

GOVERNMENT NEWS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Chesterfield County Coronvirus Resources
https://www.chesterfield.gov/coronavirus

New Warm Line Open to Support Those Struggling with Trauma, Grief, and Distress Caused by COVID-19
Call toll free: 877-349-6428
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday

FCC’s Lifeline Program Offers Discounts for Phone and Broadband Service
Many programs/grantees have requested information related to the purchase of cell phone minutes for clients. While SAMHSA grant funds may not be used for this purpose, we wanted to ensure you were aware of this very important resource. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Lifeline program provides monthly discounts on phone and broadband service to qualifying low-income consumers. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit https://www.lifelinesupport.org/.

COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grants
Learn more here.

From SAMHSA: “Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone”
SAMHSA recognizes the concerns about COVID-19 exposure, and recommends the following to promote first responder safety.
Read more here.

Prescription Savings for Extraordinary Times
Express Scripts®, a health services division of Cigna, is launching a temporary new savings program to help ensure that Americans can continue to stay adherent to their prescription medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any American who is uninsured can use Express Scripts Parachute Rx to get discounts on many medications at affordable, predictable prices.
For questions, customers can call toll-free 877.644.0212. Customer service representatives are available 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Virginia Resources (Department of Social Services)
Learn more here.

Legal Aid Society
May be able to assist with cases such as landlord disputes and evictions, subsidized and public housing, mortgage foreclosures, hazardous conditions, utilities.
Learn more here.

Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) Warm Line Available 7 Days a Week
Learn more here.

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia Offering Free Meals for Homeless Participants
Twice daily, seven days a week at South County Recovery and Drop-In Center (SCRDIC), Alexandria.
Shower and laundry services also available by appointment.
To learn more, call 703-341-6890.

From Virginia Department of Health: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
If you or someone you know needs help call the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-838-8238 or the LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline, 1-800-356-6998. If you are not able to call, text 804.793.9999. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge”
Read it here.

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Read the announcement here.

From disAbility Navigator: “Important COVID-19 Information for Older Adults, Caregivers, People with Disabilities, and Families”
Learn more here.

From SAMHSA: “Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19”
Learn more here.

Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak Expanded
Read it here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Read it here.

Virginia Department of Health
Visit the website here.

Medicare and Coronavirus
Visit the website here.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER RESOURCES

Journey House Foundation
Learn more here.

We Connect Recovery
Provides daily online recovery groups for those with substance use and mental illness.
Learn more here.

Telehealth Learning and Discussion Series for SUD Treatment and Recovery Support Providers
Live, one-hour sessions every week for at least 5 weeks via Zoom video conferencing. Each session will include at least 45 minutes of peer-to-peer conversation and information exchange and “Top Five” tips and lessons learned.
Learn more here.

SAARA Online Meetings
Learn more here.

SMART Recovery Online Community and Meetings
Learn more here.

Celebrate Recovery Official YouTube Channel
Learn more here.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Check individual districts for current information and virtual meetings.
Learn more here.

Al-Anon Electronic Meetings
Learn more here.

Narcotics Anonymous
Check individual districts for current information and virtual meetings.
Learn more here.

Friends in Recovery Virtual Support Meetings with Genesis House
Register for 12:00 p.m. meetings here.
Register for 7:00 p.m. meetings here.

DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance
Learn more here.

HELPFUL READS

From Shape.com: “Why It’s So Important to Understand Grief During Coronavirus”
Read the article here.
SAMHSA Publication: “The Chartbook on Healthcare for Asians and Native Hawaiins/Pacific Islanders”
Read it here.

“Coronavirus Anxiety 101: Worry, Fear, and How Not to Panic”
Read it here.

SAMHSA Publication: “Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.”
Read it here.

“The Collective Trauma of COVID-19”
How the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus is shaping social behavior and our mental health.
Read the complete article here.

From the NY Times: “Stay 6 Feet Apart, We’re Told. But How Far Can Air Carry Coronavirus?”
Read it here.

From National Domestic Violence Hotline: “Staying Safe During COVID-19”
Read it here.

From RVA HUB: “How Virginia Grocery Stores Are Practicing Safety Amid Coronavirus, Sales Uptick”
Read it here.

From CNN Health: “How to Strengthen Your Immunity During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Exercise, Meditation, Sleep and Stress Management”‘
Read it here.

From ShatterProof: “How I’m Coping with COVID-19 and Physical Distancing as a Person in Long-Term Recovery”
Read it here.

From Medical Press: “Coronavirus News on Social Media Stressing You Out? Here’s How to Handle the Anxiety”
Read it here.

“How to Stop Touching Your Face”
Read it here.