Texans Recovering Together: COVID-19 IDD and Behavioral Health Resources
Texans Recovering Together provides short-term stress management and crisis counseling to individuals and groups having psychological reactions to large-scale, presidentially declared disasters. Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional changes due to the pandemic can seek help from these resources.
Mental health support line includes peer support groups for frontline healthcare workers.
To call a local number: (806) 359-6699
Texans Recovering Together is a program administered by HHS’s Disaster Behavioral Health Services.
Resources for the Public
Mindfulness & Other Tools (by Massachusetts General Hospital)
26 WFH Tips While Self-Isolating During the COVID-19 Outbreak (by Healthline)
Building Resiliency to Isolation & Loneliness: How to Increase Our Resiliency during the COVID-19 Crisis (by Mental Health America)
Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health and Well-being (by Center for Workplace Mental Health)
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty (by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
For relief right now
How to Do a Body Scan Meditation (and Why You Should) (by Healthline)
8 Breathing Exercises to Try When You Feel Anxious (by Healthline)
17 Strategies for Coping with Stress in 30 Minutes or Less (by Healthline)
Resources for Families and Children
Co-Parenting during a Pandemic (by Parents Lead)
Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 (by National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families (by Conscious Discipline)
Activities for families and children
Family-friendly Resources for Homeschooling, Keeping Children Occupied, and Keeping Families Well (by University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Outschool – Free live, online classes via video chat. For ages 3-18.
Wide Open School – Free collection of online learning experiences. For ages 3-18.