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COVID-19 Resources

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global public health challenge, which is the source of great stress and anxiety for individuals and communities around the world. Below are select resources from ISTSS affiliates, partner organizations and other related health organizations.

View telehealth resources on our Treatment Materials page. 

American Psychological Association

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe
With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing every day, psychologists offer insights on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting the social support you need.

Seven Crucial Research Findings That Can Help People Deal with COVID-19
Psychological research on past crises can help people cope with the daily — sometimes hourly — news flashes about the coronavirus.

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus
Tips to help you manage anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook.

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety
In this podcast episode, psychologist Baruch Fischhoff, PhD, explains why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined.

Coronavirus Threat Escalates Fears—and Bigotry
Psychologists look to their research to help quell anxiety about a possible pandemic.

American Psychiatric Association

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Addressing the Psychological and Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Children, Families and Healthcare Staff

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

For Providers

For Families

For Community Leaders

European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)

ESTSS Statement on COVID-19

Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress

Global COVID-19-Related Traumatic Stress Activities

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS)

Public Responses to the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (2019‐nCoV) in Japan: Mental Health Consequences and Target Populations

Medical University of South Carolina

Managing Anxiety Related to COVID-19

National Center for PTSD

For Anyone

Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Practical steps you can take to deal with stress reactions.

Stress First Aid Self Care

For Providers and Community Leaders

Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Five key principles for health care providers, community leaders and others concerned with the psychological welfare of the public.

For Health Care Workers

Managing Health Care Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Support and self-care strategies for people who work in health care.   

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Well-Being in the Chaotic Context of Disasters

These webinar slides include information about Stress First Aid Self Care.

World Health Organization

Briefing Note on Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak
This resource provides summaries of key mental health and psychosocial support considerations in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19
This resource provides information for businesses and employers on how they can play a role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace, what employers should consider when it comes to employee travel, and what to do if the community becomes affected. 

Addressing Stigma Associated with COVID-19