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Staying Calm in Turbulent Times
COVID-19 has changed our normal routines. You may be feeling lonely, anxious, and exhausted. Here are some resources to help manage stress and uncertainty.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, there is help:
Cumberland County Crisis: 207-774-4357 | chat
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Maine Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860
The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386 | text START to 678678 | chat
Mental Health and COVID-19
Anxiety and Depression Association of America lists tips and resources for managing anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.
NAMI has put together resources and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and mental health.
CDC – Mental Health and Coronavirus: Includes resources and tips for supporting ourselves and our loved ones.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Some staff favorites for guided meditation, positive affirmations, and more:
- Box Breathing
- Meditation Oasis
- Mindful: Free Audio Resources for Mindfulness
- Shine: Care For Your Coronavirus Anxiety
- Wildmind Meditation
For Kids and Teens
Casco Bay CAN: Resources for kids, teens, and families to help manage stress and have fun at home.
PBS: How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
PPL Children’s Resources: Provides helpful kid-friendly resources for having tough discussions about mental health, illness, and grief.
Finding Comfort At Home
There is no shame in distraction. Use library staff resource lists to: