I found these resources online when looking for support for myself and my loved ones. I checked these resources and thought I would share them here. This is by no means an exhaustive list and serves as an example of what you can find online if you are discerning.
I’m not affiliated with these organizations in any way, nor do I personally or professionally endorse them.
From the CDC
“Need help? Know someone who does? If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline-call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746”
From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions During COVID-19, ADAA Video – ADAA member Bethany Teachman, PhD
Putting on the Oxygen Mask – How to Take Care of Yourself so You Can Take Care of Your Child, ADAA Video – ADAA member Rachel Busman, PsyD
Experiencing Financial Stress Due to COVID-19? Learn Stress-Relieving Tips from Anxiety and Financial Experts, ADAA Video – ADAA member Debra Kissen, Ph.D. and Financial planners Kristina Caragiulo and Nick Cosky from BDF LLC in Chicago
Managing Coronavirus Anxiety: Tips and Strategies for Families – ADAA Video – ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, Ph.D. and David H. Rosmarin, Ph.D., ABPP
Quick Expert Tips and Strategies to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety – ADAA 5-minute Video – ADAA member Dr. Debra Kissen
https://youtu.be/xP14-Pc56xU. ADAA also has free peer-to-peer support groups.
A great article from “Best Sleep Health”
How to sleep better if you have coronavirus-related anxiety or sleep disturbances.
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Drawing from her personal experiences of growing up in a dysfunctional household, Diane Metcalf has developed effective coping and healing strategies. With the assistance of professional therapists and mindful personal growth, she has honed her skills and now happily shares them with others who are interested in learning and growing.
As an experienced advocate, speaker, and writer, Diane is well-versed in topics such as narcissism, family dysfunction, abuse, and recognizing warning signs. Her extensive knowledge is drawn not only from her personal experiences, but also from her work in human service fields, including domestic violence, partner abuse, and court advocacy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Information Technology.
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