COVID Resources

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Strategy

  1. ACL The Administration for Community Living website, part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, includes information on what to know during the pandemic for seniors and people with disabilities.
  2. Beaumont Hospital
    Provides numbers/statistics once-a-day on their Heath & Wellness resources page.
  3. Library of Michigan
    Federal and State resources about COVID-19 provided by the Library of Michigan.
  4. State of Michigan
    Details what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state officials are doing. Updates provided.
  5. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    A comprehensive roundup of health information and more, with regular updates.
  6. U.S. Department of State
    Shares advisories for global travel and rules for U.S. citizens returning to America.
  7. WHO (World Health Organization)
    Detailed information about the virus and tips for protection, emphasizing the global view of the outbreak. Live video updates and regular press conferences.

Being Mindful of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  1. The National Institute of Mental Health has posted helpful information on how to handle the stress that comes with the pandemic. Visit the agency director’s message. There you will find advice for all families and those with mental health challenges. The site offers a link to live online chat.
  2. SAMHSA Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for information about how to handle emotional stress from any natural or human-caused disaster, including infectious diseases. The site offers 24/7, 365-day help. National hotline for immediate crisis counseling: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 67746. See site for numbers for non-English speakers and anyone hard of hearing.
  3. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has now launched. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

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