Anxious About COVID-19?
- Reach out for help. Crisis Counselors are available to help you move from a hot moment to cool and calm totally free, 24/7. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Read more on Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event.
- Get some fresh air. Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t go outside if you keep a distance. Go for a walk! Take a hike! Do some outdoor yoga! The natural world is your oyster. Dive in.
- Prioritize mental check-ins. Now is the time to pick up meditation, start journaling, or tap into some mindfulness techniques.
- Connect. Skip the scrolling and make your time online intentional. If you’re used to working in an office and are suddenly working from home full-time, chances are you’re missing one of the best parts of work—friends. Instead of diving right into virtual meetings, spend some time catching up and checking in on each other. Schedule virtual hangouts with your pals. Take your usual lunchtime and get on a group FaceTime. Or, if you’re still in school and studying from home, set up a virtual study session to cheer each other on as you go.
- Turn off those notifications. When you’re stuck at home all day in times like these, it can be easy to get sucked into an endless hole of news updates. Schedule a few dedicated times throughout the day to check in with the news and get the most important updates. No need for the minute-by-minute play-by-play of COVID-19 happenings to make you spiral.
Visit Crisis Connections and call for help 24/7
Visit Washington Listens or call 1-833-681-0211. Dial 711 for Washington Relay Services for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, or speech-disabled.
Visit the Crisis Text Line or text HOME to 741741
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call, text or chat to 988.