Coronavirus: Family & Emotional Health Resources
Staying Emotionally Healthy
CDC Coping with Stress and COVID-19
The outbreak of COVID-19 can be stressful. Click here to learn how to take care of yourself, your family and your friends.
Your Mental Health and COVID-19
Click here for resources from the Utah Department of Health Services
The Utah Strong Recovery Project started in July 2020. It is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded program to help Utahns impacted by the stressors of the Covid19 pandemic. It provides free and confidential counseling by FEMA trained counselors to anyone in Utah in the form of emotional support, coping and problem- solving strategies, mental health education, and community referrals. Spanish speaking counselors are available and translation for other languages is offered.
The state has 50 counselors on standby to answer helpline calls from people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a Wasatch County Team available for individual in-person and online counseling. The Team is also available to present to community organizations. You can call and request the Wasatch County Team through the Utah Strong Recovery Project Helpline.
Call/text Utah Strong Recovery Project seven days a week 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 385-386-2289. Or, email your first name and phone number to UtahStrong@utah.gov. For after- hours service, please contact the Utah statewide Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the SAMHSA Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990.
Dealing With Grief
Click here for an article on how to deal with the natural grief that you could be feeling due to COVID-19
4 Strategies to Prepare For The Future
Click here for an article with four simple strategies you can use to help take down stress and make sure you are safely prepared for the future.
The Science of Well Being
Click here for a course through Coursera to help you learn the science of well being.
Emotional Health Relief Hotline
Protecting Your Family’s Mental Health
Here are 7 things you and your family can do to keep mentally healthy during this uncertain time. Click here for more information.
Now, more than ever, families need to focus on each other. Click here to learn how your family can bond while practicing social distancing.
Cabin Fever Story Time
Looking for something educational for your little ones at home? Click here to access the Utah Library social distancing story time
Many sites offer free activities and resources for you to use to keep the kids busy. Click here to access the Saratoga Springs Library online resource page.
Limiting physical interaction does not have to mean stopping social interaction altogether. Doing a variety of activities online can help you remain connected with, and even expand, your social circles. Click here for more information.