Coping Strategies

Find resources for coping with fear, stress and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Page updated on Aug 4, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Coping Strategies

Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Learn more about effective ways to cope with stress and where to access support when needed. 


The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), in conjunction with Mental Health America of Virginia, has established a COVID-19 Response Non-Emergency Warm Line for those struggling with distress, grief or trauma caused by COVID-19. Trained staff provide strength-based support, resilience building strategies and community resources and referrals for those in need.

Virginia COPES Warm Line

Call or TEXT Toll Free: 877.349.6428
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday  

Learn more about Virginia COPES and other resources available to Community Service Boards from state agencies.


National Counseling Group 

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll, leaving many people feeling stressed, isolated, and overwhelmed. Fulfilling its mission, "To Improve Lives," National Counseling Group (NCG) has launched an ncgCARE innovation to provide FREE assistance.

NCG is offering three, free video conference sessions to give people support and guidance. It's confidential, one-on-one time with a clinician -- at no charge.

This service is open anyone trying to navigate this new reality. If you or someone you know need support during this difficult time, please reach out and contact NCG.

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