For those living with a mental illness or mental health concern, COVID-19 creates additional challenges. But resources are available to help yourself or a loved one.

Specialized Resources:

NAMI MN – Along with individual support, NAMI MN offers support groups and classes.

Mental Health of America – To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information for ongoing mental health resilience.

Minnesota Department of Health – Mental health and behavioral health resources specific to COVID-19. Additional regular Disaster Mental/Behavioral Health resources are also available.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Support and resources for stress and coping with additional tailored information for emergency responders, parents, and high-risk individuals.

United Way – 2-1-1 Provides free and confidential health and human services information. Available 24/7 to connect you with resources and information for: Food and housing; Childcare; Legal assistance; Clothing and household items; Counseling; Crisis intervention.

HealthPartners Resilience –  This guide is a list of resources that are intended to help with the effects of physical distancing that we are all feeling, whether we are still on-site at our work locations or working from home. Get resources to help you care for yourself, your family and household members during this time.

Mindfulness Mobile Apps:

One way to support your mental health during this time is to download a mindfulness phone application to help reduce anxiety and stress.

Headspace – Focuses on meditation which leads to less stress and better sleep. Life changing mindfulness skills in just 2 minutes a day.

Calm – Mental fitness, relaxation, and sleep are the core of Calm. Providing daily meditation, movement advice, music, relaxing visuals.

Simple Habit – Meditation app that offers daily, five minute meditation sessions designed to provide a brief respite at any point in your day.

Crisis Lines

If you or a loved one is in crisis, know that 24/7 confidential help is always here.

Ongoing support is available through NAMI MINNESOTA.