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Digital Shareables on Coping with COVID-19

Help raise awareness about coping with COVID-19 by sharing these resources.

Shareable Resources on Coping with COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stressful for many people. People respond to stress in different ways, and it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, and grief. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also recognized that having certain mental disorders, including depression and schizophrenia, can make people more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Sharing accurate information about COVID-19 and strategies for coping can be an effective way to manage stress and connect with others.

Help raise awareness about coping with COVID-19 by sharing these resources.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about COVID-19. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Individual in hospital bed with a pulse oximeter on finger, with the message “Did you know? Just like people who are immunocompromised or have cancer, people with some mental illnesses are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.”

Mental Illnesses and COVID-19 Risks

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Mental illnesses including depression & schizophrenia spectrum disorders are associated with increased rates of COVID-19 hospitalization. If you have a mental illness, as soon as you test positive for COVID-19, ask a health care provider about treatments. cdc.gov/coronavirus #shareNIMH

Joyful person with raised arms at the beach with the message “Your mental health matters.”

Mental Health Matters

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Your mental health matters. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps you cope with stress and can improve your quality of life. Get tips and resources from NIMH to help take care of your mental health. https://go.usa.gov/xH5QU #shareNIMH

Person talking with health care provider on his computer with the message “Learn what to consider when looking for a provider.”

What is Telemental Health?

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Research suggests that telemental health services can be effective for many people, including, but not limited to those with ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Learn about factors to consider when using telemental health. https://go.usa.gov/xHbtM. #shareNIMH

My Mental Health Infographic

My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

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Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you. https://go.usa.gov/xGfxz #shareNIMH

Illustration of coronavirus. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

Let’s Talk about Coping with COVID-19

Help raise awareness about coping with COVID-19 by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xvEFb. #shareNIMH

Tips for coping with COVID-19: take breaks from news, make time to unwind, set goals and priorities, take care of your body, connect with others, focus on the facts.

Coping with COVID-19

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It can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty about COVID-19. Although people respond to stressful situations in different ways, there are steps you can take to help manage stress. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information at https://go.usa.gov/xMcpj. #shareNIMH

Parent and child hugging with tips for helping children and adolescents cope with COVID-19: Be a role model, reassure them that they are safe, try to keep up with regular routines, let them know it’s okay if they feel upset, provide information that is honest and accurate, limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with COVID-19

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When parents and caregivers deal with COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. There are many things you can do to support your child cope. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information: https://go.usa.gov/xMcpj. #shareNIMH

Presents the definitions and overlapping and varying symptoms of anxiety and COVID-19.

Anxiety Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

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Panic attacks are discrete episodes, with an abrupt beginning – peaking at about 10 minutes – and a specific end, usually within half an hour. If you have a persistent fever and cough, as well as trouble breathing, call your doctor or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19. #shareNIMH

Help for Mental Illnesses

Help for Mental Illnesses

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If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD. #shareNIMH

What to Do If You or Someone You Know Needs Immediate Help

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, the following resources are available.

Check Out News Stories About Coping with COVID-19

Read news stories featuring NIMH staff discussing coping strategies and the mental health impact of COVID-19. More stories can be found on the Dr. Gordon in the News webpage.

Educate Yourself and Others About Resources for Coping with COVID-19

Check out these informational pages for more resources on coping with COVID-19.

These NIMH resources also offer information and strategies for dealing with difficult times.

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click “Copy link” or “Share” to copy the video URL and post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.

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Last Reviewed: September 2022