Mental Health Resources for Families During a Pandemic
The stress of COVID-19 and school closure can increase the worry and anxiety of students, staff, families, and communities and the impact often goes beyond academics. Everyone needs be aware of and prepared to cope with the potential impact these closures will have on the mental health and wellbeing of students, staff, and families. The following resources and tips can be used to protect your health and well-being.
Please check out these resources on our counselor pages.
Minnesota Department of Education - https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/safe/res/resp/
Minnesota Department of Human Services provides the most up-to-date information for providers, counties, tribes and members of the public - https://mn.gov/dhs/covid-19/
National Association of School Psychologist - https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota - https://namimn.org/support/mental-health-support-and-information-on-covid-19/
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
The Child Mind Institute's Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus. Students may experience hunger, abuse, or lack of healthcare in their homes and with their families. Know local resources and be prepared to help - https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
SAMSHA's 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
SAMHA's Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885.pdf
American Psychological Association Offers Advice for Mental Health - https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources - http://takeaction.mentalhealthamerica.net/site/R?i=64G1qLHs-UtD5a8l5T9Mrg