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COVID-19 Related Resources

General Information

Resource and Activity Guide

This resource published by The Reflect Organization provides general and mental health resources as well as an activity guide which lists out ways to stay engaged during COVID.

This resource published by The Reflect Organization provides general and mental health resources as well as an activity guide which lists out ways to stay engaged during COVID.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

This blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides five suggestions for coping with the uncertainty due to COVID-19.

This blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides five suggestions for coping with the uncertainty due to COVID-19.

Managing Anxiety and Stress

The CDC provides guidance on managing mental health stressors and coping at this time.

The CDC provides guidance on managing mental health stressors and coping at this time.

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health- Tips for Social Distancing

This resource from SAMHSA provides information on typical reactions to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, and ways to take care of oneself. The sheet also provides a list of hotlines and other resources for obtaining help.

This resource from SAMHSA provides information on typical reactions to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, and ways to take care of oneself. The sheet also provides a list of hotlines and other resources for obtaining help.

World Health Organization (WHO) Information on COVID-19

Here you will find information from the World Health Organization on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.

Here you will find information from the World Health Organization on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

This information sheet from the World Health Organization (WHO) contains suggestions for coping with COVID-19 for the general population and specific groups including health care workers, caretakers of children and older adults, and people living in …

This information sheet from the World Health Organization (WHO) contains suggestions for coping with COVID-19 for the general population and specific groups including health care workers, caretakers of children and older adults, and people living in isolation.

Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak

This publication from WHO has useful information concerning addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of the pandemic.

This publication from WHO has useful information concerning addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of the pandemic.

Evidence Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist, Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist, Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

Virtual Recovery Resources

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders.  It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders.  It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

For Institutions of Higher Education

Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era

This sequel to the American College Health Association’s “Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19” addresses considerations for reopening campuses in the fall.

This sequel to the American College Health Association’s “Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19” addresses considerations for reopening campuses in the fall.

Resiliency Skills in a Time of Uncertainty

The University of Pennsylvania is sharing this free and unique version of Dr. Karen Reivich’s “Resilience Skills” course from the Specialization Foundations of Positive Psychology.  You will learn how to incorporate resilience interventions …

The University of Pennsylvania is sharing this free and unique version of Dr. Karen Reivich’s “Resilience Skills” course from the Specialization Foundations of Positive Psychology.  You will learn how to incorporate resilience interventions for your personal and professional life.

Self-Care for Psychologists during the COVID-19 Outbreak

This resource from the American Psychological Association provides self-care tips for psychologists during this time.

This resource from the American Psychological Association provides self-care tips for psychologists during this time.

Counseling in a Time of COVID-19: Resources and Information

The American Counseling Association (ACA) has released a suite of resources and information for counselors and mental health professionals.  These resources cover telebehavioral health, working with clients during crisis, and professional …

The American Counseling Association (ACA) has released a suite of resources and information for counselors and mental health professionals.  These resources cover telebehavioral health, working with clients during crisis, and professional self-care.

Interim Guidance for Administrators of Higher Education

The CDC’s guidance to help administrators of public and private institutions of higher education prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty.

The CDC’s guidance to help administrators of public and private institutions of higher education prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty.

Resiliency Skills Training Facilitator's Guide

Instructions on how to run a 4 week online program which draws upon evidence based practices to build coping skills and promote thriving.

Instructions on how to run a 4 week online program which draws upon evidence based practices to build coping skills and promote thriving.

COVID-19 Webinar Updates and Campus Considerations

A recent webinar organized by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, American College Health Association and the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.

A recent webinar organized by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, American College Health Association and the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.

College Counseling from a Distance

This resource guide from the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) provides information about getting started in supporting telemental health services.

This resource guide from the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) provides information about getting started in supporting telemental health services.

American College Health Association Guidelines for Preparing for COVID-19

The American College Health Association (ACHA) has created a guide to help college health staff and campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.

The American College Health Association (ACHA) has created a guide to help college health staff and campus administrators address COVID-19 on campus.

Telehealth

Telehealth Interstate List

This living document created by Penn State University and University of Texas at Austin provides up to date information on the status on the rules/laws around teleheath for mental health services in each of the 50 states and D.C.

This living document created by Penn State University and University of Texas at Austin provides up to date information on the status on the rules/laws around teleheath for mental health services in each of the 50 states and D.C.

Staff Guidance for Interstate Counseling Services

A new summary from Towson University on updated interstate laws and licensing information.

A new summary from Towson University on updated interstate laws and licensing information.

Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID

These short videos, adapted from the SPRC webinar “Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth” provide concrete tips for making sure clients stay safe without having to rely on hospitalization.

These short videos, adapted from the SPRC webinar “Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth” provide concrete tips for making sure clients stay safe without having to rely on hospitalization.

Telehealth Guidance by State During COVID-19

This resource from the American Psychological Association provides answers to several important questions regarding telehealth policies by state during COVID-19.

This resource from the American Psychological Association provides answers to several important questions regarding telehealth policies by state during COVID-19.

Telehealth Resource List

The Society of Clinical Psychology has compiled a list of publications relevant to providing evidence-based psychotherapy via tele-health on this new webpage.

The Society of Clinical Psychology has compiled a list of publications relevant to providing evidence-based psychotherapy via tele-health on this new webpage.

Telehealth Informed Consent Example

Here is an example of the telehealth informed consent that is currently being used by the University of Scranton

Here is an example of the telehealth informed consent that is currently being used by the University of Scranton

Telehealth Tips with Suicidal Clients

Here are some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.

Here are some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.

HESPC Webinar Notes

March 26, 2020

Below are the notes from the COVID-19 and Student Mental Health webinar on March 26, 2020.  This includes the resources that were shared.

Below are the notes from the COVID-19 and Student Mental Health webinar on March 26, 2020.  This includes the resources that were shared.

March 19, 2020

Here you will find the notes from the first HESPC COVID-19 webinar on March 19.  This includes the resources that were shared.

Here you will find the notes from the first HESPC COVID-19 webinar on March 19.  This includes the resources that were shared.