Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to work through difficult times. The resources shared were compiled to assist in identifying different strategies for managing emotions. We hope these tools will provide helpful ideas and supports when life is challenging.
The following resources are for educational purposes and are not intended as mental health intervention or a substitute for mental health treatment. If you are in need of psychological help seek assistance from a licensed mental health professional.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit - Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty from Shine and Mental Health America.
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Manage Anxiety and Stress - Information on managing anxiety and stress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19 - Tips for you and your school community from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
- The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need - Eight expert tips to help families stay regulated during times of uncertainty and stress.
- California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 - This guide was developed to help manage stress response.
Helping Children and Families Cope with COVID-19
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers this resource to help people think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family—physically and emotionally—and what people can do to help their family cope.
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers resources to help children cope with disasters.
- Help for Students in Crisis - Resources for addressing mental health and wellness while school sites are closed from the California Department of Education (CDE).
Talking to Children About COVID-19
- Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events - The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope.
- How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus - The New York Times offers tips from a pediatrician, psychologists, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and a safety expert on what to tell children about the coronavirus and how to tell them.
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 - Information from the National Association of School Psychologists on teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection.
Stanislaus County Mental Health and Human Services Information
- https://stanislauscounty211.org/ - Connecting Stanislaus County Residents to Current Health & Human Services 2-1-1 Stanislaus County, a program of United Way of Stanislaus County, is a comprehensive information and referral service for Stanislaus County, connecting callers with health and human services information and referrals available to them. 2-1-1 Stanislaus County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 120 languages through phone interpretation services.
- Stanislaus County Warm Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Stanislaus County residents can call the Warm Line at (209) 558-4600 when they are:
- having a hard time making it through the day - but are not in a crisis
- needing a caring listener to provide effective feedback to help explore options
- wants some support, assistance and resources toward recovery
- This is a mental health consumer-run program providing non-crisis intervention, offering peer support, referrals, and shared experiences of hope and recover
- On-Site Peer Support and Warm Line services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (209) 558-4600 and are funded by Stanislaus County Behavioral Health.
- Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. People from anywhere in the US can text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1 (800) 273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
- Disaster Distress Helpline - Call 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 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.
- The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace.