Stress and Anxiety about coronavirus

It is normal to feel stressed and apprehensive about COVID-19. There are a number of resources now:


Talk to a Therapist:

    SRJC: Make an Appointment to Talk via secure video/phone or in-person to a SRJC Student Health Therapist: Call 527-4445 during business hours or email us at

    Community: There are places in the community that are. Info: if you have MediCal, if you have Private Insurance, or in a situation where you need very low-cost/free community therapy.


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Articles, Self-Help Resources, and More


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Articles, Self-Help Resources, and More

The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook is a huge online free "self-help book" with very good explanations and techniques for stress reduction specific to coronavirus. Available in English and Spanish.

Mental Health America has a very large collection of online resources including tools for dealing with anxiety, financial issues, ways to connect with others, hotlines, webinars, information for parents, information for caregivers, information for older adults, information for domestic violence survivors, for LGBTQ individuals,, for veterans, and more. 

NAMI's COVID Resource & Info Guide has a massive list of ways to cope with the stresses of the pandemic. It also has information on insurance and medical care.

SRJC's 2-Minute Review of local resources and ways to deal with coronavirus stress. 

Managing Anxiety about Coronavirus: SRJC's 8 slides (in a contemporary presentation). 

UCSF's Huge List of Resource to Cope During COVID-19: Includes apps, copings skills, info for families, info for older adults and caregivers, practical resources for low-income and other groups

The Anxiety Files is a set of articles on how to manage different types of anxiety during COVID-19.

Dealing with Uncertainty in Times of COVID is an article with many tips on ways to keep yourself grounded in uncertain times.

Seize the Awkward is a site for college students on ways to stay connected with others during the pandemic.

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak: 5 key steps for better mental health in these difficult times. 

Resources for College Students Quarantining in Unsupportive Environments: From the University of Florida but applicable locally

Sonoma County's Mental Health & Wellness Site: Tips on dealing with the stress, local resources and hotlines

Expressive Writing Exercise website specific to COVID that relieves stress.

That Discomfort Your Feeling is Grief and How to Grieve the Losses from Coronavirus. Two articles on how the stress we are feeling is also about the loss of doing activities we are used to.

Ways to Deal with Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation 

Coronavirus sanity guide from the 10% Happier site, includes podcasts, blogs, meditations, and talks.

COVID Coach App includes a mood tracker, find resources, learn about symptoms, coping strategies and tools, stress management, and audio affirmations/mindfulness.

A 20-Minute video that discusses ways coronavirus issues make us anxious and ways to deal.






If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety:

  • Communicate with a Live Person 24/7, English and Spanish
  • Phone or Text: 1-800-985-5990
  • TTY (for hard of hearing): 1 (800) 846-8517 

Local Resources


  • If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 now.
  • If you have an urgent need now to talk with someone for counseling or mental health support call:
  • If you are on Medi-Cal or are uninsured, community health centers throughout Sonoma County are providing virtual counseling visits through phone and online video calls.
  • Sonoma County Warm Line: 707)-565-2652 Open 7 days a week from 10am - 7pm to talk with local behavior health experts when you are feeling stresed or anxious about COVID-19. Spanish-speaking experts available. More info.
  • Friendship Line: 1 (800) 971-0016
  • Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities: 1 (855) 639-7965
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: English 1 (415) 674-1821 or Spanish 1 (415) 824-1834
  • Buckelew Family Services: Remote services remotely and assistance by phone, email, and video conference calls. (707) 583-5284 or (707) 237-1334
  • Buckelew Peer Services:

Other Resources

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