We understand that this is a time of uncertainty, and we want you to know you are not alone. We are here for you. Helpful tips to take care of your mental health:

  • Be mindful of your news consumption.
  • Limit your news to only one or two reliable sources like the CDC.
  • Practice acceptance and understand the news will not answer all your questions.
  • Learn about preventative and precautionary measures from reliable sources
  • Stay connected to friends and family.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
  • Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories.
  • Take social media breaks.
  • Understand that it is normal to be somewhat concerned by this, but try to not let fear drive your anxiety to an unhealthy level.


Downloadable and online resources.

Back to School Resources

A collection of downloadbale resources to help you protect your mental health when going back to school amidst COVID.

Coping with the Stress of Homeschooling

Teachers – Protecting Your Mental Health

Know the Signs: Recognizing Mental Health Concerns in Kids and Teens

Missing How Things Used To Be

What Can I Do When I’m Afraid

How to Maintain Your Social Relationships During Online School

Youtube Channels

Maryland State Coronavirus Website

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

Resources for Children

“Caroline Conquers Her Fears” Children’s Storybook

Coronavirus Flyer for Kids

Talking to Young Children About Coronavirus

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: Coronavirus and Me

Tips for Caregivers and Media Coverage

General COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know

COVID-19 Guide

Outbreak Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Share Facts Sheet

Wellness and Recovery Resources

Online Resources & Websites

The Maryland Coalition for Families

Resources for recovery supports during this pandemic, including for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Gamblers Anonymous (GA) groups.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness

A comprehensive guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between COVID-19 and mental health, in addition to an article on coping skills to use during this time.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Resources for coping with COVID-19.

National Center for School Mental Health

General information on COVID-19 and information on ways to protect your mental health.