This time of social distancing, quarantines, and precautions in the face of the novel coronavirus can be an opportunity for deeper prayer, renewal, taking stock of priorities, and balancing work with spending more time with the family. However, it can also be a time that presents unique challenges and stressors for individuals and families. For some, it may exacerbate ongoing personal or familial challenges and difficulties. Below are select resources that may be helpful for families and individuals to consider.
Mental Health, Personal Safety, and Local Counseling
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255; confidential support, resources, and best practices
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and resources from Mental Health America
Mental Health Coping Strategies – Helpful tips for all of us from the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Resources for Pastors and Leaders – Information on mental health resources compiled by the HHS, Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (Partnership Center)
Stress and Coping – Information from the CDC
National Domestic Violence Hotline – Telephone and private online/text chat
Catholics For Family Peace – Multiple resources to address domestic violence in the home
Catholic Courses and Mindfulness Exercises – Courses to help and enrich your life and relationships
Holy Family Counseling Center – Counseling from a Catholic perspective (online and tele-therapy is available)
Catholic Charities Atlanta – Various counseling services available, including mental health counseling; please call 404-920-7745 for appointments or referrals
Recovery and Resources for Healing (Addiction/Substance Abuse)
COVID-19 Online Recovery Resources – Various support group meetings
Online Group AA Meetings – 24/7 online meetings
CrystalMeth.org – Online meeting directory
NA.org – List of worldwide online meetings
Virtual NA – Scheduled online NA meetings
Clean Heart Online for Men – Resources for men struggling with pornography.
Clean Heart Online for Women – Resources for women struggling with pornography.
Integrity Restored – Resources for those struggling with pornography addiction.