COVID-19 Psychosocial Resources

Last modified: August 31, 2021
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Arkansas-Based Resources

UAMS AR-Connect – The UAMS AR-Connect program is a comprehensive behavioral health program available to all Arkansans who are dealing with a variety of mental illnesses.

UAMS Mindfulness Program – For providers state-wide, the UAMS Mindfulness Program offers daily (Monday through Friday) live Guided Mindfulness sessions via Zoom for free.  Interested individuals can connect to and access the reusable Zoom link.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy – Central Arkansas Trauma Recovery Network is providing free EMDR therapy to frontline workers right now.

UAMS Supportive Conversations hotline – UAMS has developed a special service called Supportive Conversations. Through this service, employees and students at UAMS can speak by phone with someone who is trained to listen and talk you through your reason for the call. Dial 501-686-6890.

National Resources

Couples Hope – Online guided self-help for couples with one partner with PTSD, free to those who meet study eligibility.  

Coping Resources from UCSF – Comprehensive coping resources gathered by UCSF but many available to the public.

Stress First Aid resources – Support from close family members and friends can be crucial for essential workers during long-lasting disasters or public health crises. Essential workers continue to do their jobs during critical times and may face long hours, difficult decisions, fatigue, and strong emotions while trying to adapt.

CDC Manage Anxiety and Stress – The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. Many of us are facing challenges we’ve never dreamed possible. Learning how to cope with stress, anxiety, and isolation is more important than ever before.

Stress First Aid for Hospital Personnel Webinar – Patricia Watson, PhD, of the National Center for PTSD shares ways to manage stress for frontline workers.

National Center for PTSD COVID-19 Resources – As emotions run high, they can take a toll on our physical well-being. Visit the National Center for PTSD’s resource page to find more information to support your own self-care efforts.

Tips for Adults after Disaster – Information that may help you spot the warning signs that someone is unwell and needs support, as well as ways to respond and examples of ways you can help.

Organizational Responses to COVID-19 Resources – How can you respond as an organization to the pandemic? Find virtual support solutions at the link.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network COVID-19 Toolbox – The NCTSN toolbox helps address the psychological and emotional impact of Covid-19 on children and families.

COVID-19 Trauma Response Working Group Tools – The Covid Trauma Response Working Group was formed to help coordinate trauma-informed responses to the pandemic.

Dr. Ilene Serlin PhD, Somatization of COVID-19 Anxiety – Whole Person Care for the Traumatized: Building Resiliency and Self-Care in Response to the Coronavirus.

Professional Self Care Lecture Series – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a series of lectures about PTSD and dealing with Covid-19.

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Some of these documents have been developed based on current needs and experiences. UAMS is an entity of the state which may have different requirements under federal and state law than your hospital, doctors, and other providers. This information is provided as a public service in response to continuing questions from various community providers. All information is subject to change as our response to this pandemic challenge continues. Consult your practice or facility leadership before adopting any practices or protocols provided here.