National Emergency Crisis Lines and Websites:
- +1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- +1 (800) 996-6228 Family Violence Helpline
- +1 (800) 366-8288 Self-Harm Hotline
- +1 (800) 230-7526 Planned Parenthood Hotline
- +1 (800) 222-1222 American Association of Poison Control Centers
- +1 (800) 622-2255 Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line
- +1 (800) 233-4357 National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia
- +1 (888) 843-4564 GLBT Hotline
- +1 (866) 488-7386 TREVOR Crisis Hotline
- +1 (800) 221-7044 AIDS Crisis Line
- +1 (800) 422-4453 The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
- +1 (877) 565-8860 The Trans Lifeline
- Lifeline Crisis Chat
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Suicide Prevention Wiki
- The Trans Lifeline
Coping and Stress Management:
- Advice for managing stress, anxiety, and mental health during the outbreak from the CDC
- Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert tips and resources: https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources
- Taking care of your behavioral health: tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4894.pdf
- Protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak: https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
- Free Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
- This free book is for anyone affected by worries, fears, discomfort, or nagging thoughts about the Coronavirus (Covid-19). This is a scary time in the world, full of uncertainty and changes. But the good news is, there are things that we can do to take good care of ourselves. This book explains what you can do to keep your mind and body calm now and during any hard time.
- A variety of relationship and mental health topics are covered in these wellness guides developed by a working group at Emory University. Topics include information for healthcare workers, the newly unemployed, the general public, domestic violence situations, and more. Spanish translations are available of the more general wellness guides.
- Please join the GMU Center for Psychological Services for a FREE, on-line workshop series: Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19. Each workshop will be hosted by GMU CPS therapists, and will offer live Q&A opportunities. You can join all three, or select the one that is most meaningful for you!
- Monday, April 13th at 6pm - "Managing Anxiety during Quarantine"
- Monday, April 20th, at 6pm - "Resilience + Maintaining a Positive Mood"
- Monday, April 27th at 6pm - "Mindfulness"
Mental Health and Special Needs Resources for Families and Children
Resources for Undocumented communities:
Local resources for Covid-19:
Comcast Internet Essentials:
- 2 free months when low-income families apply; $9.95 per month after.
Free Xfinity hotspots:
Unemployment & Financial:
- Unemployment information from the Virginia Employment Commission, and an FAQ from Governor Northam’s office regarding assistance for Virginia workers
- Small Business Administration loan information for businesses affected by the outbreak. Small businesses in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Falls Church are all eligible for disaster loans
- FAQ on the Governor’s Executive Order to close businesses
- Loan and debt relief resources for students from the Department of Education
Virtual Field Trips & Student Learning Activities: