Mental Health and COVID-19
Mental health matters. Take care of yourself and be in touch with what you need to stay well.
We’ve had to deal with a lot of changes as a result of COVID-19, from adjusting to virtual learning and social distancing to dealing with uncertainty about what comes next. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, know that you are not alone. Reach out to someone you trust like a parent, teacher, or mentor, and talk to them about what you’re going through.
Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength.
Find resources to help manage your loneliness and anxiety. And connect with others on Instagram @WeThinkTwice
In Your Words
I see a therapist once a week, by choice. We don’t judge and we feel safe to talk about anything with each other. It is great to have someone to talk to. —Amber, 19
In order to keep a healthy mind, body, and soul, I keep all things that calm me closely. My close circle of friends keep each other in check and keep each other confident about life. —Kaylee, 18
Do you know someone who is going through a hard time? Send some positivity their way with these Instagram posts.
Mental Health and Wellness
- Mental Health Help for Young People, MentalHealth.gov
- Tip Sheet on Social Media Use and Mental Health, Youth Engaged 4 Change
Coping with COVID-19
- Five Tips for Tackling Changes to Your Personal Routine, Youth Engaged 4 Change
- How to Stay Connected During Times of Physical Distancing, #BeThe1To Help Save a Life, SAMHSA
Stress and Anxiety
- Coping with Stress, CDC
Mental Health Helplines