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March 18, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Below are resources and articles to help with the emotional challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.  As always, contact your personal doctor right away with any concerns.

1.) Information is power; for the latest information on the outbreak, please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

2.) Four ways to help prevent loneliness while you’re social distancing, from Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/17/combating-loneliness-an-age-self-quarantine/

3.) Want to do something about coronavirus? Here are 5 ideas. It’s easy to feel powerless. Instead, help the most vulnerable, from Vox:

https://www.vox.com/identities/2020/3/9/21166475/coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-health-hand-washing

4.)Flexibility in the Midst of Crisis – the psychological opportunity during the pandemic, from Psychology Today:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-inner-life-students/202003/flexibility-in-the-midst-crisis

5.) How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus, from PT.com:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/smart-parenting-smarter-kids/202003/how-talk-kids-and-teens-about-the-coronavirus

6.) Feeling Anxiety About Coronavirus? A Psychologist Offers Tips to Stay Clearheaded

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/03/416836/feeling-anxiety-about-coronavirus-psychologist-offers-tips-stay-clearheaded?mc_cid=74e7d8d945&mc_eid=595a13e8b7

7.) Looking for a mental health provider?

Many providers are offering telehealth services.

PsychologyToday.com’s therapist finder is the largest online directory of therapists.

OpenPath Psychotherapy Collective has an online directory of therapists offering low-fee services.

The Feeling Good Institute has a directory of CBT trained therapists.

We at HealthyPsych also have a small online directory of psych professionals.