Mental Health & Self-Care
It is important to understand that outbreaks can be stressful for both children and adults alike. That being said, everyone will react differently to this stressful situation. Now, more than ever, it is important to try to maintain positive mental health practices and coping mechanisms.
Al-Anon Electronic Meetings- This forum and recovery chat room for Narcotics Anonymous members features voice chat, Skype, and text chat meetings connecting people from around the world.
In The Rooms (Online Meetings)- An online platform supporting a wide range of 12-step and non 12-step meetings
Bridge Club Virtual Meetings- Meetings that are specifically focused on women and LGBTQIA+ folks who are sober or interested in sobriety
Families Anonymous Virtual Meetings- Online meetings for parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members and friends of those with a current, suspected or former drug problem.
The Temper- An online publication/site that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery. Includes links to resources.
Sober Grid- A free online social networking platform for people in recovery. Available in mobile app stores.
A pandemic does not give anyone the right to violate your boundaries and everyone has the right to change their boundaries at any time, without backlash, if that person deems it necessary for their mental health and well-being.
Mental Health & COVID-19
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.