Mental and emotional well-being

Where can I find support for my mental health and well-being? 

This can be a stressful time. It is normal that you or your loved ones might feel anxious, sad, scared or angry. You are not alone. It is okay to seek out and ask for help. The resources here are a good place to start.

If you are experiencing excess stress due to COVID-19, call Washington Listens (833-681-0211) for support and resources.

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Crisis support
 

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Self care
 

"Coping with COVID" podcast and blog series

Did you know that a pandemic is a type of natural disaster? Disasters have known impacts on our behavioral health. In this series of conversations, disaster psychologist Kira Mauseth, PhD and psychiatrist Doug Dicharry, MD discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts us – what we’re feeling, why we’re feeling it, and what we can do about it. Listen below or check out the blog series in English or Spanish on the Department of Health's Public Health Connection. or BienestarWA blogs.

Additional resources

Children and teens

 

 

Families and communities

 

 

Young adults

 

Older adults

 

Tribal communities

 

Service members and veterans

 

LGBTQ+ and families

 

Health care workers

 

Businesses and workers

 

More support

Suicide prevention

 

Substance use disorder

 

Intimate partner violence or abuse survivors

 

  • For many survivors, staying home may not be safe. Futures Without Violence is maintaining a comprehensive information and resources for survivors, communities, and domestic and sexual violence advocacy organizations and service providers.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline offers support through the chat feature on the website or over the phone at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  • API Chaya supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking with people from or affiliated with Asian, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern communities
  • Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides numerous resources for domestic violence survivors including shelters and local programs
Health insurance

 

Problem gambling

 

  • Confidential help is available 24 hours a day, if you believe you or someone you know may have a problem with gambling. Call 800-547-6133 or chat online.
  • Washington Recovery Helpline for substance use, problem gambling, and mental health challenges
Smoke or vape? Consider trying to quit.

 

People who smoke may be more likely to develop serious health complications from COVID-19. Smoking weakens the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off viral infections – especially those attacking the lungs, like COVID-19. Additionally, initial findings suggest that vaping may increase lung inflammation and exacerbate lung infections. Need help quitting? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit doh.wa.gov/quit.

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