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 833-681-0211 for support and resources.
- For children and teens
- Teen Link: 866-833-6546. Chatting and texting options are also available.
- Finding the Right Words to Talk with Children and Teens
- Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children
- Supporting Homebound Children
- For families and communities
- Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families
- Virtual sessions and resources for parents in English and Spanish
- How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19 from the Mental Health First Aid blog
- The Virtual Family Assistance Center from Red Cross offers information and resources to help those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19
- Taking care of your family
- Tips for coping when quarantined with COVID-19 family members
- When family members are hospitalized due to COVID-19
- HRSA claims reimbursement program
- Resources to help understand trauma during quarantine
- Sketchbook Skool: Free art therapy resources and free courses for essential workers
- For service members and their families
- Veterans crisis line: 800-273-8255 and press 1
- Service member and family resources
- For LGBTQ+ and their families
- For health care workers
- Suicide prevention
- For people concerned about substance use disorder
- Virtual recovery resources for substance use and mental illness
- Online recovery support group meetings
- Resources for parents, families, and caregivers
- Faces and Voices of Recovery
- Shatterproof: Stay supported, connected, and healthy during COVID-19
- Locator tool: medications for opioid use disorder
- We are peer for you daily webinars
- For 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
- For people concerned about 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.
- Smartphone apps
- 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.