The COVID-19 outbreak is spurring fear both on a societal level and individual level. It may differentially exacerbate anxiety and psychosis-like symptoms as well as lead to non-specific mental issues (e.g., mood problems, sleep issues, phobia-like behaviors, panic-like symptoms).   

Moukaddam & Shah, 2020

Videos About COVID-19 and Mental Health

UC Davis MIND Institute outlines ideas for reducing anxiety in both children and the adults around them.  Closed Captioned, 28:46 minutes.  
Discusses the stresses on both children and their parents and what parents can do to address this.  Closed Captioned, 4:13 minutes.  
A psychologist discusses how educators can support students with mental health difficulties and takes questions from educators specific to the pandemic. Closed Captioned, 49.06 minutes.  
Institute of Education Sciences webinar outlining individual and organizational strategies for educators. Closed Captioned, 51:01 minutes.  
A psychiatrist explains what educators can do to take care of their mental health.  Closed Captioned, 4:10 minutes.  
National Center for School Mental Health show how school mental health clinicians can provide online mental health services to students and families. Closed Captioned, 47:36 minutes.  

51%of youth with a history of mental health needs find that the pandemic has made their mental health worse. (YoungMinds, 2020)

70%of people met criteria for moderate to serious mental illness during April 2020 (when quarantine was in place) compared to 22% in 2018. (Twenge, 2020)  

31.2%of people had symptoms of depression and 28.9% had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms when studied during quarantine. (Nasser, 2020)  

More Information About COVID-19 and Mental Health

CASEL CARES: SEL Resources During COVID-19
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) provide resources, guidance and webinars centered around using social emotional learning to address the current situation.

COVID-19 Resources
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community list websites, provide free downloadable articles and visual supports for supporting both children and adults.

Free resources for educators during the coronavirus pandemic
Smart Brief provides a regularly updated list of resources to support online learning.

Manage stress for health
California Department of Public Health list stress management tools and resources tackling COVID-19 for both children and adults.

SEL and Self-Care Resources for Educators, Schools and Parents Related to COVID-19
Panorama Education provide a comprehensive list of resources for educators and parents.