General Information about COVID-19

Information and resources that may be useful in combating, identifying, eliminating the spread of, and supporting self or loved ones through the COVID 19 pandemic crisis.

Center for Disease Control CDC
Virginia Department of Health

Coping with COVID-19: General Resources for Mental Health and Well-Being

SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources:

Coronavirus: Tips for Reducing StressWorld Health Organization’s Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 OutbreakCDC: Stigma and Resilience During Covid-19SAMHSA: Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease OutbreaksCDC: Mental Health & Coping During Covid-19SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Social DistancingMental Health America:Mental Health First Aid:

Resources for Individuals and Families with Developmental Disabilities

DBHDS and DMAS are very appreciative of The Arc of Virginia who has helped to partner with us to provide answers to individuals and families during this difficult time. Please visit their page for resources for individuals with developmental disabilities at

Virtual Recovery and Meetings

A virtual meeting is when people around the world, regardless of their location, use video, audio, and text to link up online. Virtual meetings allow people to share information and data in real-time without being physically located together.

12-Step Recovery Yoga Online meetings

Tuesday: 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday: 5:30-7:00 pm Recovery Official YouTube Channel

Depression and Bipolar Online Support GroupsFriends in Recovery Virtual Support Meetings with Genesis House

Register for 12:00 p.m. meetings here.
Register for 7:00 p.m. meetings here. Recovery

ShatterProof – Virtual RecoveryMcShin Virtual Groups & PodcastsSMART Recovery Online Community and MeetingsAl-Anon Electronic MeetingsNarcotics Anonymous Virtual meeting listIn the Rooms – Global Recovery CommunityAlcoholics Anonymous (AA)Free App to support people in recovery during COVID 19

Telephonic/Live Support

These are real-time (not recorded) support groups that may be led by peers or professionals. Some can be accessed by telephone and others are “virtual” – available through the internet or a smartphone application (app). Virtual support groups often include the option to see and hear other individuals participating in the group on your smartphone or computer.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Phone Meetings Information about phone meetings:

Mental Health America of Virginia Non-Emergency Warm Line 866.400.6428 M-F 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm

National Suicide Lifeline (800)273-8255 or chat online at

The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386 or

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233 and through chat.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.

The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483

The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-2736

Disaster Distress Hotline – A free, national hotline providing 24/7, 365- day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters (including infectious disease outbreak). Trained counselors offer crisis counseling, information on recognizing distress, tips for healthy coping, and referrals for local care. For English speaker, call 1-800-846-8517 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. For Spanish speakers, call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2.”

Veteran Specific Resources

Resources link to ensure the Veteran population has COVID 19 information that is specific our veterans needs and supports.
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

LGBTQ Resources

Information supports, and resource links that are specific to the LGBT population

GLMA’s Directory of LGBTQ-friendly medical providers

VOCAL-local and national LGBTQ resources

Virginia Dept. Of Health-Resources for LGBTQ Youth

Alcoholics Anonymous Online LGBT Support Groups

Resources in Spanish (Titles in English, Resources in Spanish)

Resources to support Spanish speaking individual find support and stay informed during COVID 19

CDC – Manage Anxiety & Stress

Coping with Stress and Social Distancing During the Covid-19 Outbreak (This hs NY contact information, but the details are still relevant)

SAMSHA Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Materials published by the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network with information on family readiness, response, and helping children cope.