Wellness and Mental Health Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidance on coping with COVID-19-related anxiety and on reducing stress. This guidance ranges from guidelines for parents to resources for first responders. You can learn more by clicking here.
Resources for Veterans
For veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a helpful webpage with tips for managing stress associated with COVID-19. Click here to view this webpage.
If you are a veteran experiencing a crisis, you can find assistance by calling the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1. You can also visit VeteransCrisisLine.Net/Chat or text 838-255.
Mental Health Guidance
Recently, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a comprehensive resource guide to help you throughout this difficult time. It contains information on a range of topics such as support for business owners and guidance for caregivers. NAMI Virginia Beach is another helpful resource that has online support and family groups.
You can find information on mental health concerns and advice on creating wellness plans at Mental Health America’s website here. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis TextLetter re TRICARE Pharmacy copay during Covid crisis.pdf.