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Guidance Documents

SAMHSA - Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: English | Spanish

SAMHSA - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak English | Spanish

SPRC - Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation among Older Adults covers the risk factors for and impact of loneliness and social isolation on older adults, tools to identify loneliness in older adults, and interventions and resources to reduce loneliness and isolation

SPRC - Increased Access to Mental Health Care for Older Adults: Getting Support during COVID-19 provides information on the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of older adults, relevant services now available through telehealth and Medicare, and links to tools and tips for finding local providers

Resources for Faith Communities

Emory University’s Interfaith Health Program has guidance on infection control, specialized ministries like food pantries or elder care, and congregational care like drive-up confessional and telechaplaincy.

CDC launched its new landing and FAQ page for community and faith-based leaders with information on preparedness and handling community spread.

HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives created a toolkit for faith and community leaders to address the mental health needs of their members.

Small Business Administration developed an FAQ for faith communities regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

Baylor University hosted an online discussion with various religious leaders about “how believers and religious communities can thrive during this extraordinary season and so be prepared to contribute to America's common good”.

Mental Health & Wellness Apps

PsyberGuide - Virtual Hope Box: Free multi-media coping skill app designed for individuals struggling with depression (particularly military service members). The four main features of Virtual Hope Box include sections for distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skill options. The distraction techniques include games that require focus, like Sudoku and word puzzles.The relaxation tools can also be used with a clinical professional or other meditation partner, if desired.

Reflectly Apps - Reflectly Journal for Happiness: How you are feeling on a daily basis matters. Reflectly is a personal journal and diary driven by artificial intelligence to enable you to deal with negative thoughts, make positivity louder and to teach you about the science of well-being.

ThrivePort, LLC - Moodnotes: Mood & CBT Tracker, an easy mood tracker & journaling app to capture your mood and help you improve your thinking habits.

stoic. - stoic. all-in-One-Mental Health App: Learn how to cope with stress. Get your daily mental health tracker companion for mood tracking, journaling, meditations and reflection.

Woebot - Meet Woebot, your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking. Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team.

Ensparkle OOD - Reflect: Guided Daily Journal intelligently helps you to keep a daily reflection journal. Get smart topic suggestions related to your activities, morning invitations to think ahead of the day and evening reminders to reflect on what happened.

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