Don't Panic !

… Pause, Plan and Pull Together

I hope you are and your family are safe and standing steady 

in this prolonged period of upheaval and uncertainty. I have found it particularly challenging, with countless changes beginning in March and carrying on far longer than many of us imagined.

Although we have not been inundated with as great a volume of new information in recent months than we had been in the earlier part of 2020, I never the less am hoping that

you will continue to find this condensed list of resources helpful under the current circumstances.

Coronavirus Resource List last updated 12/19/20

Official COVID-19 Information and Recommendations

(remember to refer to reputable sources for the most accurate information)

Local COVID-19 Health Resources

ONLINE/TELEPHONE Therapy, Counseling, Support

The National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

SAMHSA Substance Abuse Crisis Line: 1-800-662-4357

Free and/or reduced counseling for variety of essential workers

Free, Confidential Peer Support Telehealth Line

(volunteer psychiatrists for US physician colleagues, open 8am-12am, no appointment req'd) 

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster

Article on making online/remote psychotherapy work  

Support for LGBTQ

Substance abuse / recovery support online 

Stress Reduction

Mindfulness and Other Relaxation Exercises (5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness)

Coping with Fears, Isolation, etc.  

Grief / Loss groups and other online help

Helping Children Cope with COVID-19

Exercise and Wellness Resources for All Ages

Financial Resources (Coronavirus Reinvestment Act)

Support for Families - Homeschooling, Telecommuting, etc.

Balancing homeschool with working from home

Making family schedules

Activities to do while kids are home  

Covid-19 Time capsule

Support for parents 

Virtual Ways to connect & celebrate with one another:

Benefits, Discounts, & “Freebies” for Healthcare Workers:

Tips for healthcare workers self care 

Childcare for essential personnel 

Free subscription to online meditation and relaxation app

Free Starbucks tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge

(to any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak)

How to Help

34 Simple ways to help

Support your local hospital - donate PPE, make masks, and other ways to help

United Way of Maryland volunteer opportunities

Ways to contribute your skills to an existing therapy support service  

Consider financially supporting companies & individuals facing financial hardship

Ways to contribute to local businesses impacted by quarantine, etc.