Resources for Dealing With Stress & Recovery During Covid-19 Crisis
Mental Health Resources:
- The OnlineCounselingProgram.
com’s resource, “How to Prepare for an Online Counseling Session”, shares tips from experts on what to expect from your first virtual therapy session, as well as resources to help individuals find an online counselor. You can access the full resource here: https:// onlinecounselingprograms.com/ blog/find-prepare-online- counseling-session/
- National Council on Behavioral Health digital toolkit offering expert mental wellness tips and evidence-based strategies to manage heightened stress, parenting challenges, social isolation, emotional wellness and more.
- “Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic” describes different types of isolation and includes tips for managing each type. The article also features perspectives from members of the Counseling@Northwestern community on how they are personally managing isolation and social distancing.
- 24/7 Maine Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 568-1112, 24/7 Peer Support Warm Line 866-771-9276, 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Find out how NAMI Maine can help you manage your mental health during this pandemic. NAMI MAINE HELPLINE
- Free resources vetted by the Mass General Department of Psychiatry to help individuals and communities cope with stress and uncertainty.Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19
- How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing
- How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
- How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19
- Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, has opened its Emotional-Support Help Line. Professionally trained mental health staff are there to support people who may be suffering from fear or stress over COVID-19. Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line number is 866-342-6892 and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.
- Gear Family Network: FREE SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES! If you are a parent/caregiver in Maine who is raising children or youth with emotional and behavioral health concerns and you need to vent, want emotional support, resource information or need more intensive parent support – call the G.E.A.R. Parent Network anytime at 1-800-264-9224 and the G.E.A.R. Parent Network parent staff would be happy to listen or help you.”https://crisisandcounseling.org/gearparentnetwork/
- Substance Use Disorder Virtual Recovery Supports
- Portland Recovery Center (PRCC) The Portland recovery Center will be hosting online meetings and virtual events.
- Join All Recovery Meeting daily at noon via Zoom. You can access this meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/637834649, or by phone: 1-929-205-6099 passcode 637834649#
- Sign-up for Portland area Telephone Recovery Support: call 207-553-2575 or email email@example.com. Telephone Recovery Support is also available through regional recovery community centers. Find a center near you at the Maine Recovery Hub.
- Maine Access Points offers online and phone training and will mail Narcan/Naloxone to individuals
- PRCC will keep an updated list of online meetings in the area as well as online resources. Download this overview of online meetings that is being updated daily.
- Free downloads from Lunder-Dineen’s Time to Ask initiative about unhealthy alcohol use. It includes information about alcohol consumption patterns and the impact of alcohol on the body. Lunder-Dineen Substance Use Resources
- “Addiction and Recovery: How Mindfulness May Help”, offers mindful techniques to incorporate into daily life to reduce cravings and impulsivity during recovery, as well as mindfulness exercises to help mitigate relapse. You can access the full resource here: https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-