Aside from the medical and economic consequences of COVID-19, many people are suffering from an increase in mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and increased substance use. Although there are fewer in-person resources available right now, there are a multitude of on-line resources that have been created to address the needs of those suffering during COVID-19. More creative resources are being created every day. Remember that you are not alone if you have anxiety, depression, anger, or grief responses to COVID-19. You deserve support and connection during this difficult time. If you are interested in getting support or learning more about coping strategies, here are a few places to start:
- NAMI NH offers a list of phone and web-based supports available including support groups, crisis text or phone lines, as well as articles and resources: https://www.naminh.org/resources-2/covid-19/
- Harvard Medical School has various webinars and podcasts on how to deal with COVID-19 related anxiety and stress: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coping-with-coronavirus
- The National Center for Transgender Equality has a trans-specific guide to coping with COVID-19: https://transequality.org/covid19
- GLAD has a list of LGBTQ-specific COVID-19 resources: https://www.glad.org/covid-resources/
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