Covid-19 Health and Mental Health Resources


  1. Child Mind Institute – 
    • What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious and How to respect feelings without empowering fears. (CLICK HERE)
    • Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis(CLICK HERE)
    • Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus (CLICK HERE)
  2. Children’s Advocacy Project – City of Philadelphia Covid-19 resources and updates. (CLICK HERE)
  3. Corona Virus Cartoon – (CLICK HERE)
  4. PBS Kids
    • How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus (CLICK HERE)
    • How to talk to your kids about Corona Virus (CLICK HERE)
  5. Department of Public Health Philadelphia – Resources for Philadelphia Families during Covid-19 (CLICK HERE)
  6. American Psychological Association – Psychologists’ advice for newly remote workers (CLICK HERE)
  7. The Guardian – Stop a worry becoming catastrophic: how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus (CLICK HERE)
  8. Uplift, Center for Grieving Children – Supporting Children and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic (CLICK HERE)
  9. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Outbreak Fact Sheet. (CLICK HERE)
  10. School House Connection – FAQ on COVID-19 and Homelessness (CLICK HERE)

Behavioral Health Emergencies

If you, your child, or a family member experiences a behavioral health emergency or crisis during this time period of self-quarantine, the following providers are available for support:


Phone: 215-685-6440  7 days a week/24 hours per day


Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Safe2Say: 1-844-723-2729 or
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494.

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is :

1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-560f


The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need

  • 8 expert tips to help families stay regulated: HERE
  • A Survival Guide for Parenting Through the Global Pandemic: Psychologist provides a guide on helping families through the crisis. HERE