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COVID-19

  • COVID-19 has disrupted lives and led to isolation and lack of connection for many people. The Connection Project, INC. is now offering mental health and addiction peer support by telephone 24/7. Trained supporters with lived experience of behavioral health challenges are available to talk if you or someone you know is experiencing non-crisis behavioral health challenge. AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE IN NEBRASKA!

  • NAMI provides easy to understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and support resources. This resource guide contains information specific to COVID-19.

  • The Child Mind Institute has put together numerous videos and articles on a variety of topics related to COVID-19, including but not limited to how to manage anxiety and how to respond to difficult behaviors and disciplining children.

  • "Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting from COVID-19" article from National Association of School Psychologists

  • Tips for families on how to maintain effective functioning during potentially traumatic events, like COVID-19, from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • Tip sheet from Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH).

  • Tip sheet from Psychological First Aid on common ways adolescents react after a disaster and ways parents may respond.

  • Tip sheet from Psychological First Aid on common ways school-age children react after a disaster and ways parents may respond.

  • List of simple activities for children and adolescents that do not involve a screen from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • Self-care strategies from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • This article by the CDC offers tips for coping with COVID-19 related stress and ways to help reduce stress in those around you.

  • Tools and resources on how to practice self-care during COVID-19 from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

  • This SAMHSA handout contains tips for educators, parents and caregivers on how to talk to children about infectious disease outbreaks.

  • This resource guide from Suicide Prevention Resource Center has several resources for schools, caregivers, mental health providers and more.

  • PDF Resource guide for teachers from the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.

  • "School Re-Entry Considerations: Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID-19"

CRISIS LINES:

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:  1-866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-4673
Mental Health Association of Nebraska Helpline: 402-975-2032