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April is National Stress Awareness Month every year, but this year many more Americans may be feeling particularly stressed due to worries about their own or loved ones’ health, trying to balance working at home and caring for kids out of school, and general disruption of regular routines.

FEEA’s Coronavirus resources page has a number of resources for managing stress, anxiety, and isolation during this difficult time: http://www.feea.org/coronavirus/#stress.

 

Coronavirus-specific Resources

The American Psychological Association on dealing with social distancing due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mental health and coping during COVID-19

The National Alliance on Mental Illness on dealing with COVID-19 and mental health issues

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network with a guide for parents/caregivers on helping your family cope with COVID-19

 

Other Resources

Stress relief suggestions from the Mayo Clinic

FEEA’s blog on financial counseling for help with money stress

FEEA’s #FedLifeHacks for help if you’re behind on bills

Harvard’s Portable Guide to Stress Relief

 

Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Crisis Text Line – Text “TALK” to 741741

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

1-800-985-5990