During these uncertain and trying times, Stop Soldier Suicide is here for you. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the flood of information on coronavirus (COVID-19).
15 Days to slow the spread – Guidelines for how to slow the spread of COVID-19
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA) – Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ
Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act – Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ
Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization – Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ
FAQ – Travel, Pregnant Women, Water transmission, Lab Panels, Personal Protective Equipment, Etc., How it spreads, How to protect yourself, and more.
How to protect yourself – CDC guidance on how to protect yourself from COVID-19
What to do if you’re sick? – Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
How to manage anxiety and stress – Stress and Coping during COVID-19 outbreak
Symptoms and testing (of COVID-19)
Cases and latest updates – World and U.S. Map, Testing and Situation Summary
Cases in the US – Daily update on cases within the United States
World Health Organization (WHO):
Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak – Latest updates from WHO
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – Basic protective measures, hand washing, social distancing, respiratory hygiene
Daily situation reports – Highlights, Data, preparedness and response, case definitions
Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 outbreak – WHO perspective on what to say / not say, what to do / not do, health care workers concern
Veteran’s Administration (VA):
Closest VA facility Where to find the closest VA facility
Resources for managing stress – COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress
Resource Locator VA resource locator, resourced dependent
VA/Tricare COVID-19 testing – Who qualifies for testing?
Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) overview – What is the VA doing? What should Veterans do? How to protect yourself?
Call before visiting VA facility – Medical appointments possible at home via VA Video Connect
Secretary: “VA ready for COVID-19 pandemic” – VA Secretary video
Financial / Services Assistance:
National Low-Income Housing Coalition – Webinars, Congressional Recommendations, National Updates, State actions
Where to find financial support during COVID-19 – Which financial institutions are offering coronavirus assistance? (City, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Capital One, PNC Bank, Trust, Discover, Nelnet, Navient, Great Lakes, SoFi, IRS, internet companies, unemployment benefits, student loan relief
Find your Local Food Bank – Enter Zip Code or State
Food Pantries – Food pantries, subsidized groceries, pantry details and hours
Military One Source (COVID-19 financial assistance) – For active duty Army, Navy/Marines, Airforce, Coast Guard
Mental Health / Tips:
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during and infectious disease outbreak – tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
Taking Care of your Mental Health in the face of uncertainty – how to cope in uncertainty
Talking with children: Tips for caregivers, parents, and teachers during infections disease outbreaks
Helping children cope emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – suggestions from the American academy of experts in traumatic stress
Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Suicide Prevention Resource Center selection of webpages an information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.
Taking Care of your Behavioral Health – Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infections disease outbreak
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and resources – To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a thorough range of resources and information.