Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted everyone and has left so many people seeking for support to get through it all. We have put together a list of resources that we hope will help as you’re navigating all the uncertainties that we’re facing.
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STAYING UP TO DATE WITH COVID-19
These are the best resources to stay up to date on what is going on in Texas with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and throughout the world.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Texas Department of State Health Services
Evictions in Texas during the global pandemic COVID-19
STAYING HEALTHY DURING COVID-19
Gyms are closed and people are finding that their physical activities are suffering. Add in stress eating – a reaction many are facing now – and being cooped up inside and then it’s a downward spiral for depression. Here are some resources to help stay healthy during COVID-19 so that your mental well-being doesn’t suffer.
HT Fitness Bastrop– This is a gym in Bastrop and they are doing live workout classes on their Facebook page by personal trainers and anyone can take the class.
Anytime Fitness Coach Care Connect – Virtual workouts that are on Facebook at 8:30am Central Time. You can access them anytime on their facebook page, but can join live every morning during the week.
Planet Fitness United We Move – Daily at 6PM Central Time on Facebook Live you can join for a FREE 20 minute at-home workout. It’s run by trainers and they’ve said they will have surprise celebrity guests too.
24 Go Personalized Fitness App (24 Hour Fitness) – Workout from home with 24 Hour Fitness Go and Go Live. Find what you want to fit your workout goals/needs at the time.
Freeze Fresh Produce (guide by EatingWell) – The canned food isles and frozen food sections are slim and often completely empty, but the fresh produce has been plentiful. This is a guide on how to freeze fresh produce so that you can have a supply of food that will last for months in the freezer. Not only is it healthier to eat fresh produce, it will also help you have meals that aren’t focused only on processed foods.
STAYING IN RECOVERY DURING COVID-19
If you are in recovery the situation we are in with social distancing could be a slipery slope for you with a potential relapse. There’s hope and there’s help. Here are ways you can lean on a someone and join communities to stay on track even in the most difficult times.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline–SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress during a crisis. They are multilingual and is available to anyone in the United States. Call them at 800-985-5990 or you can Text TalkWithUs to 66746 and you will get connected with a trained crisis counselor.
Smart Recovery Online Community –SMART Recovery Online (SROL) is an online community where individuals with addiction, their Family & Friends, and other specialized audiences can interact with SMART Recovery volunteers and each other to aid in overcoming addiction. Join their FREE zoom meetings, explore their online community resources or listen to their podcast.
Addiction Recovery Support Groups (Support Group Central) – Support Group Central has various support groups to choose from. This is specific to addiction recovery. They are online video meetings led by trained facilitators.
AA Online – You are still able to attend AA meetings. They are even rolling out an improved online solution that you can find here.
Online Support Group for Parents of Children with Substance Use Disorders – This is a Zoom gathering that is free to the public and tailored to the age of your child.
SUPPORT GROUPS & HELP FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
National Domestic Violence HotLine – You can call or if it’s not safe to call, there’s live chat/text option too. They have trained expert advocates available 24/7 to talk confidentially, get information on safety planning, or other information to anyone in the US who is experiencing domestic violence or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women – An organization that helps address the needs of victims of domestic violence who have been charged with a crime related to the abuse they have suffered.
Staying Safe During COVID-19 – Home may not be the safest place for you and you don’t know what to do. This article by the National Domestic Violence Hotline will cover some suggested ways to make this difficult time a bit safer.
MANAGING STRESS & ANXIETY
If you already struggle with anxiety, these difficult times with the widespread of the coronavirus could be sending your anxiety into increased waves that can be overwhelming and heavy. Here is a list of resources that will help.
HHSC Mental Health Support HotLine – The Health and Human Services Commission has launched a statewide COVID-19 mental health support line that is available 24/7 to support people who are experiencing emotional stress and anxiety through the crisis. Call 833-986-1919
Anxiety and Depression Support Group (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) – This is a FREE membership where you can connect with peers to have a supportive place to share info and experiences with others who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well.
Virus Anxiety – A website filled with resources to help with anxiety. It was created by Shine who partnered with the Mental Health America has resources like Ask an Expert (questions answered by mental health professionals), Free Meditations, Take Care (a growing resource of articles such as financial fears, dealing with isolation, and coping techniques from therapists) Take A Break (curated internet content to help you relax) and even a free mental health screening.
Insight Timer (App) – This is a FREE app that has guided sessions. You can explore based on what your need is.
STAY CONNECTED WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Zoom or Google Hangouts – It is important to stay connected and not get sucked into the world of isolation. We are blessed to be in a world of technology through this crisis. And with that, we don’t have to be alone. We may not be able to see our friends and family in person, but we can still connect with them online. Zoom and Google Hangouts and FaceTime are perfect ways to make this happen. Here are a few ideas: Morning Coffee Chat, Brunch or Lunch together, Happy Hour, Netflix Party, play a game of charades or pictionary, have virtual play dates or even work out or go for a walk together.
NAVIGATING THE WORK FROM HOME LIFE
The Kids Are Home. You Need to Work. What Do You DO? – An article by the wall street journal on how to keep your children learning and active while you handle your responsibilities.
When Your Home Becomes Your Workplace – An article by Forbes. Many people are not use to the working from home situation. This article will help shine some light on working from home and your mental health.
7 Tips on Working From Home – An article by Dice that covers some great tips on how you can work from home that will show your boss that you can deliver results even from home (and in a crisis).
PARENTING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS
Smiling Mind (App) – An app developed by psychologists and educators that is a youth based mindfulness program that you can put on your iphone or android and have mindfullness and meditation exercises at your fingertips to incorporate in your children’s day.
Entertaining Preschoolers During Coronavirus (Facebook Group)– A facebook group where you can get ideas and support from other parents on teaching and entertaining kids while they are home.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Free yoga adventures and mindfulness videos for children. They do fun adventures so you little one can have fun and get in some daily exercise.
Talking to Your Child About COVID-19 (Child Mind Institute) – Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute on how you can talk to your child about what’s going on in the world with the coronavirus.