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 Lifeline1-800-273-8255; 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 – Online meeting directory – 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.

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