NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):

Mental Health and Coping During a Pandemic


The Zero to Thrive team is committed to helping families through this crisis.

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Sharing the facts about COVID-19 and understanding what we can do for ourselves and our children to reduce our stress can help us get through these difficult times.

Below, you can find more information for families (including parents and children), perinatal women, and professionals. The resources and information have been organized around focused topics for easy reference, but many materials are helpful for a wide range of purposes. A comprehensive list of resources can also be found below:

RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING

Families

Information and resources to help parents care for themselves and to help children feel safer and more secure during these uncertain times.

RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING

Perinatal Women

Information for perinatal women to care for themselves and to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

RESOURCES FOR

Professionals

Information and resources for professionals who are helping guide families through this crisis while still coping with its impact themselves.

Where to Find Assistance

Need help finding food, applying for unemployment, or paying your utilities? Call your local health department, church, or visit the State of Michigan’s ‘Resources for Families‘ webpage. Additional resources can be found below:


2-1-1

Call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance. You can also search the 211 online database.

COVID 313

A guide for Detroit families in response to COVID-19.  Includes resources for food assistance, basic needs, learning from home, childcare, healthcare, and more.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Provides information on how to access resources aimed at supporting Michiganders through the coronavirus pandemic and related economic slowdown. (En español)

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS TO STAY INFORMED AND UP-TO-DATE

A consolidated list of information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as its impact on mental health.

For up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Michigan, please visit the State of Michigan’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website. For general information about COVID-19, including symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:

Resources directed toward children

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INFOGRAPHICS

Parent’s Guide to Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Helping Kids Cope with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Pregnant or Breastfeeding? What you need to know about COVID-19
Telehealth Service in Infant Mental Health Home Visiting
The Importance of Routines for Kids
Helping Children Feel S.A.F.E. During COVID-19