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Projected Deaths of Despair During COVID

New research from The Well Being Trust and The Robert Graham Center on the increase of “deaths of despair” due to the pandemic.

New research from The Well Being Trust and The Robert Graham Center on the increase of “deaths of despair” due to the pandemic.

Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage

The Safe Firearm Storage Toolkit which was developed in partnership with AFSP and NSSF guides communities through the process of building coalitions to raise awareness about safe storage and its connection to suicide prevention.

The Safe Firearm Storage Toolkit which was developed in partnership with AFSP and NSSF guides communities through the process of building coalitions to raise awareness about safe storage and its connection to suicide prevention.

Reporting on Suicide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This resource from the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) provides tips for how to report suicide during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This resource from the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) provides tips for how to report suicide during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Telehealth

Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID

These short videos, adapted from the SPRC webinar “Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth” provide concrete tips for making sure clients stay safe without having to rely on hospitalization.

These short videos, adapted from the SPRC webinar “Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth” provide concrete tips for making sure clients stay safe without having to rely on hospitalization.

"Treating Suicidal Patients during COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth" Webinar

This recorded webinar from the SPRC addressed the use of three best practices in caring for people at risk for suicide that can be delivered easily and effectively via telehealth.

This recorded webinar from the SPRC addressed the use of three best practices in caring for people at risk for suicide that can be delivered easily and effectively via telehealth.

Telehealth Tips with Suicidal Clients

Here are some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.

Here are some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.

Protocol for Using CAMS Framework within Telepsychology

Here you will find the protocol for administering the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality framework within telepsychology.

Here you will find the protocol for administering the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality framework within telepsychology.

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth

This is a notification from the Department of Health and Human Services of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications during COVID-19.

This is a notification from the Department of Health and Human Services of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications during COVID-19.

Mental Health and Coping

SAMHSA Coronavirus Resource Webpage

This webpage includes a variety of resources from emergency grant information, to considerations for care and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders, to guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs.

This webpage includes a variety of resources from emergency grant information, to considerations for care and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders, to guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs.

Experiencing Loss in Isolation

This resource from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide provides information on how to respond to loss when using usual coping skills is more difficult and it provides alternative ways to cope with loss during this time.

This resource from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide provides information on how to respond to loss when using usual coping skills is more difficult and it provides alternative ways to cope with loss during this time.

The Daily Well Webinar

Starting Monday 3/30, Jessica Gifford at Amherst College will be providing free 20 minute zoom wellness webinars. The webinars will be every day, Monday-Friday at 12:30pm EST. Click the button below for the zoom link.

Starting Monday 3/30, Jessica Gifford at Amherst College will be providing free 20 minute zoom wellness webinars. The webinars will be every day, Monday-Friday at 12:30pm EST. Click the button below for the zoom link.

Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19

This publication from WHO has useful information concerning addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of the pandemic.

This publication from WHO has useful information concerning addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of the pandemic.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

The CDC provides information on how to reduce stress in yourself and others and how to manage stress and anxiety specifically for parents and responders.

The CDC provides information on how to reduce stress in yourself and others and how to manage stress and anxiety specifically for parents and responders.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health-Tips for Social Distancing

In this resource, SAMHSA provides information on typical reactions to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, and ways to take care of oneself. The sheet also provides a list of hotlines and other resources for obtaining help.

In this resource, SAMHSA provides information on typical reactions to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, and ways to take care of oneself. The sheet also provides a list of hotlines and other resources for obtaining help.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

This blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides five suggestions for coping with the uncertainty due to COVID-19.

This blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides five suggestions for coping with the uncertainty due to COVID-19.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations during the Coronavirus Outbreak

This information sheet from WHO contains suggestions for coping with COVID-19 for the general population and specific groups including health care workers, caretakers of children and older adults, and people living in isolation.

This information sheet from WHO contains suggestions for coping with COVID-19 for the general population and specific groups including health care workers, caretakers of children and older adults, and people living in isolation.

SPRC Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19

The resources compiled by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) include information on how to take care of your behavioral health, mental health considerations, talking with children during infectious disease outbreaks, and helping children …

The resources compiled by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) include information on how to take care of your behavioral health, mental health considerations, talking with children during infectious disease outbreaks, and helping children cope emotionally with the coronavirus

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Behavioral Health Medicaid covered programs related to the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration.

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Behavioral Health Medicaid covered programs related to the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration.

Supporting Children and Families

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

The Child Mind Institute has compiled a list of tips and suggestions on how to talk to your children about the coronavirus effectively to reduce anxiety.

The Child Mind Institute has compiled a list of tips and suggestions on how to talk to your children about the coronavirus effectively to reduce anxiety.

Talking to Children-Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers

This tip sheet from SAMHSA provides caregivers, parents, and teachers with information on reactions children and youth may have during an infectious disease outbreak and how to support them. Some of the information is tailored for different age …

This tip sheet from SAMHSA provides caregivers, parents, and teachers with information on reactions children and youth may have during an infectious disease outbreak and how to support them. Some of the information is tailored for different age groups.

Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress provides parents with specific suggestions for helping children cope with COVID-19

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress provides parents with specific suggestions for helping children cope with COVID-19

Supporting Families During COVID-19

The Child Mind Institute provides parents and families with a comprehensive list of resources for managing anxiety and discipline and behavior. They also provide clinical and supportive resources for parents.

The Child Mind Institute provides parents and families with a comprehensive list of resources for managing anxiety and discipline and behavior. They also provide clinical and supportive resources for parents.

Supporting Healthcare Professionals

Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians

Click the button below to view the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians.

Click the button below to view the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) complimentary online training, Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians.

Preventing and Managing Burnout

This resource from Neuroflow provides information on the signs of burnout and various self-care resources.

This resource from Neuroflow provides information on the signs of burnout and various self-care resources.

Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

Tips from the CDC for how emergency responders can take care of themselves during COVID-19 including how to recognize burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

Tips from the CDC for how emergency responders can take care of themselves during COVID-19 including how to recognize burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during COVID-19

A tip sheet from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress for sustaining the well-being of healthcare personnel during COVID-19

A tip sheet from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress for sustaining the well-being of healthcare personnel during COVID-19

Community Resources

Food Resources in PA

Information such as, who is eligible to get food from food banks, when they are open, and where they are located throughout the Commonwealth is provided here.

Information such as, who is eligible to get food from food banks, when they are open, and where they are located throughout the Commonwealth is provided here.

Virtual Recovery Resources

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.

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