Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Spiritual, Emotional,
Mental Health & Additional Resources

 Refer to our Denominational Resources page for more denomination specific information.

Spiritual Recommendations:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a Guidance for Communities of Faith.

From Presbyterian Outlook Spiritual Reflection: Settling in for the long haul

From Parish Health Ministry A PDF – Guide for activities for folks at home with dementia

From Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Choosing Joy in the Face of Disruption and Loss
Podcast: Episode 52: “Pastoral Care in the Coronavirus Crisis” featuring Michael Koppel

Emotional & Mental Health:

The Conversation Project: 
Part 1: Ritual and Grief in the time of COVID-19
Part 2: Ritual and Grief in the Time of COVID-19

Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19 Webinar Series: Preparing Faith Leaders to Address the Challenge
This webinar series addresses overwhelming stress the COVID-19 experience is placing on people and communities.

• Part 1: “Preparing Leaders to Address the Challenges,” (webcast April 28, 2020, download the recording).
• Part 2: “When Trauma, Fear, and Anxiety Become Overwhelming,” webcast on May 12 at 12 pm ET, download the recording). 
• Part 3: “Task-shifting to Address Increasing Challenges,” (webcast May 26 at 12 pm ET, download the recording).
• Part 4: “Connecting Spirituality to Mental Health Services in the Midst of the Crisis,” June 9 at 12 pm ET. Save the date – Registration opening soon.
View more recordings by going to the HHS Partnership Center on YouTube

CMS Mental Health Resources
• Mental health care (outpatient)
• Opioid use disorder treatment services

AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute providing audio only Parenting During a Period of Social Distancing: Promoting Emotional Wellness and Resiliency. Please note, the presentation does not actually start until 1:02 of the recording.

MHTTC (Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network) Responding to COVID-19
Here they highlight MHTTC products and resources that can be useful when coping with the effects of widespread public health crises like COVID-19. A compilation of resources from other reputable organizations is also available. You will find current Webinars and scrolling down a list of Products and Resources.

CDC Recommendations on Managing Stress During COVID-19 – More than ever, it’s important to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and if you must go out, practice social distancing. While we stay home, don’t let fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic become overwhelming. Here are a few ways the CDC recommends managing stress during these challenging times.

From WebMD: video about impact on emotional and mental health
Coronavirus in Context Video Series, with WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH

Additional Resources:

From Parish Health Ministry, Episcopal Retirement Services: Supporting Kids During the Corona Crisis and Supporting Teens and Young Adults During the Corona Crisis

Cancer and Coronavirus – Listen to Karen Tripp provide some thoughts on cancer patients living through this Coronavirus time.

Making Funerals Meaningful in the Age of COVID-19 – Webinar held April 3, 2020 – includes information on the restrictions on funerals and other death rituals in the COVID-19 environment and what these restrictions mean for families and communities.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Coronavirus (COVID-19 – information about food and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic, with videos, infographics and other pertinent items.

Tips For Building a Healthy Family (Part 1&2) – Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Shannon Warden
Building a Healthy Family – Part 1
Building a Healthy Family – Part 2