Behavioral Health COVID-19 Resources


NAATP Resources

 

NAATP
Resource Page

NAATP has an excellent dedicated resource page and is constantly updating it with new information daily, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Webinar recordings from industry leaders
  2. Important links to the CDC and various health departments
  3. Telehealth resources
  4. Shared treatment center policies
  5. Employer guidance
  6. Shared communication templates

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE
NAATP RESOURCE PAGE

March 19 Webinar Recording

Leadership Challenges for Addiction Service Providers Amid COVID-19

Please listen to this very informative webinar with Bob Ferguson and Nanette Zumwalt, covering such topics as the following:

  1. Protocols for communicating with staff, clients, and families, including templates that have been created for “when,” not “if,” staff or patients test positive
  2. How to create virtual outpatient programs and options for remote UA testing
  3. Admissions options and screening
  4. Reimbursement for telehealth

LISTEN TO THE WEBINAR RECORDING

Public Policy Call to Action

Contact Your Member of 
Congress to Ask for Financial Assistance

As Congress and the White House work on financial relief packages for businesses in America, substance-use disorder treatment facilities must not be left out. NAATP is asking for treatment facilities to contact your member of Congress to remind them of the essential role SUD treatment plays in American life and to ask that treatment facilities be included in the financial assistance package being developed.

 

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Telehealth Resources

 

March 19 Webinar Recording

The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers: Telehealth and COVID-19

Telehealth can be a means of addressing COVID-19 through patient monitoring, treating and limiting exposure to infection for vulnerable populations, and protecting healthcare workers. Not only can telehealth expand the reach of services to communities that have limited access to needed services, but it can also minimize exposure for both the health worker and patients who are at high risk of infection.

LISTEN TO THE WEBINAR RECORDING

COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit

The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Guide

This guide covers important information to understand about COVID-19 and telehealth, including the following:

  1. What is COVID-19?
  2. What is telehealth?
  3. How telehealth can be used in response to COVID-19
    1. Monitoring symptoms
    2. Caring for inpatients
    3. Providing healthcare remotely
  4. Policy issues and what's covered
  5. How telehealth has helped in past epidemic/pandemic incidences

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE


Mental Health and Other Resources

 

COVID-19 Family Resources

Federal Program Partners with Expensify.org for Assistance to SNAP Families

These are unprecedented times, and it’s inspiring to see communities rising to the challenge. However, not everyone has the resources to “shelter in place,” especially the millions of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Expensify.org is going to temporarily redirect all of its charitable funds to Expensify.org/hunger. With its ability to reimburse volunteers directly in real time, Expensify.org is uniquely positioned to help families in need immediately.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

NAMI Coronavirus Information and Resource Guide

National Association on Mental Illness Publishes Guide for FAQs

This helpful guide covers mental health questions such as the following:

  1. How to manage increased anxiety
  2. Quarantined or working from home
  3. How to get care without health insurance
  4. How to get medications
  5. Assistance programs available for suffering businesses
  6. Risks for those with mental illness
  7. Vaccines or cures for COVID-19
  8. Losing a loved one to COVID-19
  9. Smokers risk, homelessness, and incarceration

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE HERE


Mental Health and COVID-19 

Mental Health America Information and Resource Page

The MHA reports a 19 percent increase in anxiety over the past several weeks, and has compiled a range of resources on topics such as the following:

  1. Mental health information for disease outbreaks
  2. Financial support
  3. Tools and information on anxiety
  4. Tools to connect with others
  5. Resources for immediate response
  6. Resources for mental health providers
  7. Resources for parents
  8. Resources for caregivers
  9. Resources for older adults
  10. How-to articles
  11. General info about COVID-19

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MHA RESOURCE PAGE

Online Support Groups

Alcohol- and Substance-Use Disorders

  1. aa.org  Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women suffering from alcoholism. To find an online support group, click here.
  2. adultchildren.org – Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a 12-step, 12-traditions program of men and women who grew up with parents suffering from alcoholism. To find an online support group, click here.
  3. na.org – Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that helps individuals with substance-use disorders. To find an online support group, click here.
  4. ca.org – Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to recover from their addiction. To find an online support group, click here.

Depression and Anxiety

  1. adaa.org – Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. To find an online support group, visit here.

Eating Disorder

  1. eatingdisorderhope.com – Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating-disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. To find an online support group, visit here.

Sexual Addiction

  1. saa-recovery.org – Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) shares experience and hope to others so that they can overcome their sexual addiction. To find a telephone or virtual meeting, click here.