COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
We know that families are coping with a number of stressors related to COVID-19, including fears about the health and safety of loved ones, worries about how your children are perceiving and responding to the crisis, and anxiety about your learner's education.
This page includes information about talking to your learners about COVID-19 as well as links to mental health resources and supports. We will be adding to this page frequently, so please check back often.
- National Association of School Psychologists: "Helping Children Cope with Change Resulting from COVID-19"
- NPR: "What Kids Want to Know about the Coronavirus"
- The Cut: "Now Is the Perfect Time to Lower the Parenting Bar"
- New York Times: "How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus"
- The Together Pandemic Parent: "Seven Strategies to Plan, Prioritize, and...Plan!?"
- Family Paths: "Parenting Stress Helpline"
- California Immigrant Policy Center: COVID-19 Resource Guide for Immigrants
- Greater Good Science Center: "Three Ways to Help Your Student During Distance Learning"
Mindful Littles (resources on mindfulness and meditation for students)
California Parent & Youth Helpline: 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736)
Circle of Care (bereavement resources)
Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being (This comprehensive web page includes links to resources for crisis support, suicide prevention, and issues relating to domestic, elder, and child abuse.)
Suicide Prevention Hotline
- (800) 273-8255
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
- (800) 273-8255
Alameda Family Services
This local agency provides free counseling and other supports to children, teens, and families.
- (510) 629-6210