Resources to Help Cope with Coronavirus

As we each do our part to safeguard the physical health of our families, friends, coworkers, community, and selves, we must also do the same for our mental health. To help, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has gathered some tools and resources to help cope with the stress and anxiety during these uncertain times.

Please browse through and share the resources on this page, which include topics from physical distancing and coping strategies to resources for parents and health providers. The resources below have been collected  to assist those in need in finding potential emotional support tools at no cost. It is not intended to replace the advice of medical/mental health professionals.


Gariane Gunter, MD
Gariane Gunter, MD

Recorded on 5/15/2020, Twin City News's TCN Around Town podcast -Lexington County Community Mental Health Center's own Gariane Gunter, MD, talks about how to deal with the many feelings and fears that have come with the COVID-19 outbreak and the changes it has brought to our day-to-day way of life. Check it out!

Support Events

Federation of Families - SC:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Logo

Our community is strong, and together we will get through this. While we may not be able to have conversations face-to-face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Individuals anxious about the COVID-19 can text HOME to 741741 and they will be connected with a trained crisis counselor to help. You are not alone.

Mental Health and COVID 19, AFSP Resource Guide

MHA logoMental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Click here for an extensive guide from Mental Health America of the US  that provides a wealth of resources, from general information about physical distancing and coping strategies to resources for parents and mental health providers. This page has something to help each of us!

Mental Health America's online mental health screening tools

Managing Stress and Anxiety

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Working from Home


Resources for Clinicians

July Distance Learning Opportunities

Each month, ETR provides compilations of available Distance Learning Offerings. Be sure to run the power points listed below as a slide show. When you click on the title of the offering it will take you directly to the site. These are excellent ways to obtain continuing education credit and you can take them as your time permits.