COVID-19 and the Impact on Mental Health

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information.

Go to Mental Health Resources page from MHA National.

Over 85% of our funding has gone away. Yet, the need for mental health resources, education, training, and connections has only grown as we face not only a pandemic, but also a mental health crisis.

In the last six months, MHA-A has responded to the call of our community by providing access to 325 individual mental health screenings. With every screening, individuals are provided the resources and connections to take the first step in building healthier lives.

However, we need to do more because our community is hurting and crying out for help. Anxiety and depression have increased by over 93 percent in 2020 and 55 percent of those who were screened were under the age of 21.

Our small non-profit organization is ready to answer a mighty call to action from our community.

 

CV19 Checkup

Mental Health America has partnered with CV19 CheckUp, which is a free, quick and easy way to get information that can help you stay healthy and learn more about your coronavirus risks.

In just 5-10 minutes you’ll receive a personalized report.

Share to help others stay healthy and try it now for free at www.CV19CheckUp.org

 

COVID-19 Warm Line

VA COPES
Free and confidential COVID-19 response warmline
(877) 349-6428
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Spanish speakers are available.

 

Recommended Reading

Talking to your children about COVID-19

Dealing with disappointment due to Coronavirus cancellations

How isolation can affect physical and mental health

How to stay connected during times of physical distancing

Six online activities to help students cope with COVID-19

Tips to help teens cope during COVID-19

 

Have resources you think we should include on this page? Drop us an email at mhaaugustacounty@gmail.com.