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.
- Nami Mid-Carolina: Online Family Support Group and Online Connection Support Group
- Family Network Support Calls - Phone in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in April
Mental Health and COVID 19, AFSP Resource Guide
Mental 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!
Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty, Dr. Doreen Marshall, AFSP Vice President of Programs
- Supporting your mental health while navigating change, Dr. Doreen Marshall, AFSP Vice President of Programs
- How to prevent loneliness in a time of social distancing, Kasley Killam, Scientific America
- CDC tips for managing anxiety & stress
- OAMHC officials offer stress reduction tips amid coronavirus pandemic,
Published in the Times and Democrat, author
- Mind Matters: Productive Anxiety - By Dr. Greg Smith, Published in the Aiken Standard
- How to #BeTheDifference for People with Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid USA
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, SAMHSA
Helping Children Cope
- Richland One to provide one week's worth of meals for students on Mondays starting March 30; parents asked to complete online form
Working from Home
- Working Remotely During COVID-19 Guide, by the Center for Workplace Mental Health
Resources for Clinicians
- Handout - Centering Skills, by Dovetail Learning
- Handout - Protective Patterns, by Dovetail Learning
- Infographic - Combat Stress with Self-Care, by Mindwise Innovations/SCYSPI
Learning self-care and coping techniques can help manage stress and pressure to keep you feeling happy and healthy.
- Infographic - Self-Care Strategies for Resilience, by AFSP