Anxiety & Stress Resources
CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) How to Prepare
A variety of resources from the CDC.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Advice from the AFSP for protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
Trauma Takes Its Toll
Emergency responders are at heightened risk for post-traumatic stress disorders. Managers can help support their well-being.
Managing Your Stress During and After a Crisis
Knowing yourself and your limits is important in managing your stress during and after a disaster strikes.
Perspectives from Local Government Leaders on Staff Morale
Managers from across the globe share how they are maintaining staff morale despite social distancing.
Dealing with Your Own Stress: Coping Strategies in the COVID-19 World
In this 30 minute, recorded teleconference, David E. Morrison, M.D., a consultant, psychiatrist, and founder of Morrison Associates, Ltd., offered guidance and advice about how local government managers can cope with stress during this global health crisis. Download the accompanying PowerPoint presentation here.
Rise and Shine: Coronavirus Resources for Child Health and Parenting Advice
From the Children’s National Hospital site devoted to helping children everywhere lead happier, healthier lives.
Crisis Management Resources
How to Prepare for and Recover from Community Crisis Like a Pro
Handling any sort of crisis in your organization is hard, especially when it threatens to harm people or property, seriously interrupts operations, damages your reputation, and/or negatively impacts your organization.
Emergency and Disaster Resources
ICMA provides resources and technical assistance to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters, both natural and manmade.
6 Stories of Recovery and Resilience
From Life, Well Run comes six stories of managers bringing their communities through disasters to a more sustainable future.
Texas Managers: Stories of Harvey Recovery in Process
ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director Karen Daly has collected accounts from several managers, most of whom are still grappling with the long-term recovery process.
Cigna's Crisis Support Line
For all individuals seeking support during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Cigna offers a toll-free number, 855.287.8400 to connect to a qualified representative.
Assistance is available 24/7, for as long as necessary. The service is open to anyone in the US, free of charge to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.
Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.