Resource and Information Overview | Local Resources | Resources for People with Mental Health Conditions | Tools to Connect to Others | General Information | Resources for Parents and Caregivers | Resources for Health and Mental Health Providers
COVID-19 represents a new threat to the health of our community, but it also brings with it mental health challenges. Healthy Minds is committed to keeping our community informed about the best resources available to guide us in reducing stress and anxiety, in communicating with and supporting family members, and in knowing where to get help when mental health crises or concerns arise.
The links below provide guidance on how to help children, where to seek help online or from mental health and substance abuse providers, tools for connecting with real people for help virtually, and general information.
As you browse below, you will find that information and links are organized into the following categories: Local Resources, Resources for People with Mental Health Conditions, Tools to Connect to Others, General Information, Resources for Parents and Caregivers, and Resources for Mental Health Providers.
For a public policy perspective, find the related report by Healthy Minds Policy Initiative: COVID-19 Projections and Effects on Mental Health and Addiction in Oklahoma
This information is provided in partnership with the Mental Health Association Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Mental Health Guide to COVID-19: Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to responding to COVID-19. This guide includes resources for parents/caregivers of children and youth, child care providers, school, and higher education communities, teens and parents of teens, adults, mental health providers, practitioners, and community partners.
Oklahoma 211 for Mental Health and Substance Abuse If you are unsure which of the following resources is best for you, contact 211 (dial 2-1-1)
Service Closures and Changes: View how hours and availability of social and community services in Tulsa have been affected by the virus. Updated by the Community Service Council (link)
Facility Directory: Find the number to your local mental health center in SAMHSA’s directory of Community Mental Health Centers (link)
COPES Crisis Line: 918-744-4800
24/7 telephone help through the Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) Team for those having a hard time coping and adapting during this pandemic. COPES is a free and confidential 24/7 crisis line and mobile crisis service and also provides emotional support to children and adults in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
The National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline serves adults struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Oklahoma Mental Health & Substance Abuse Crisis Line: 800-566-1343
The crisis line serves those in mental health crisis
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-522-3511
The Child Abuse Network is Tulsa’s Children’s Advocacy Center. CAN serves as the coordinator for the multiple agencies that interact with children of reported child abuse. The result is a collaborative and non-duplicated interagency approach to investigate abuse and protect children in crisis.
CrisisCare Center: 918-921-3200 (Tulsa)
If you are in Tulsa and need immediate help with a serious mental illness, the Crisis Care Center at 1055 S. Houston Ave. provides critically-needed psychiatric beds and innovative crisis respite services that includes triage and screening and assessment, a crisis urgent recovery center, and a crisis stabilization unit.
12&12: 918-664-4224 (Tulsa)
12&12 is an addiction recovery center that treats those living with mental health or substance use disorders.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 918-627-2224
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals suffering with alcohol misuse who are recovering. This line provides information specific to Eastern Oklahoma.
CALM Center: 918-394-CALM (2256) (Tulsa)
The CALM Center serves youth from 10–17 who need emotional/behavioral support or substance abuse detox.
Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma: 918-492-2554 (Tulsa)
Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma is a Community Mental Health Center offering services to children and adults.
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa: 918-588-1900
The Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa provides comprehensive mental health and substance misuse treatment services.
Mental Health Association Assistance Center: 918-585-1213
The Mental Health Association Assistance Center helps those looking for mental health services connect to a provider.
Morton Comprehensive Health Services: 918-587-2171 (Tulsa)
Morton Comprehensive Health Services provides mental and behavioral health services.
Narcotics Anonymous: 918-747-0017
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals suffering with drug misuse who are recovering. This line provides information specific to Eastern Oklahoma.
Reach Out Helpline-Heartline: 1-800-522-9054
Sexual Violence Crisis Line: 918-743-5763
True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic: 918-631-3342 (Tulsa)
True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic provides affordable services to children and adults in the True Blue Neighbors Community, the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, and surrounding areas.
F&CS Helpful Resource Page: Family and Children’s Services’ hub for resources in response to COVID-19.
The Tristesse Grief Center: 918-587-1200 (Tulsa)
A local nonprofit providing professional grief counseling for anyone in need via telehealth. Anyone experiencing grief, anxiety, or depression can call to speak with a professional counselor and find help and support. Their website is thegriefcenter.org
Mental Health Association of Oklahoma Tulsa and Oklahoma City support groups are currently hosted virtually. Each of their support groups is led by a mental health professional, but the real power of the groups is getting the chance to interact with other people impacted by mental illness or similar situations. (link)
For those with severe mental health needs, locating care is essential. Find an Oklahoma-based mental health provider near you (link)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips on managing anxiety and stress during COVID-19 (link)
Harvard Medical School A short blog on “Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety” (link)
Interview with a World Health Organization (WHO) expert on mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak (Twitter)
Mental Health America Managing anxiety associated with COVID-19 (link)
Mental Health First Aid Want to know how you can better support those around you during this time? Read “How to Help Someone with Anxiety” (link)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) For those in our community in recovery, COVID-19 poses an increased threat to their health. Find out how in “Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders” (link)
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) Find the number to your mental health center in ODMHSA’S’s directory of Community Mental Health Centers (link)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Seeking treatment or needing to connect with someone because you’re having a crisis? Find treatment or the suicide hotline, disaster distress hotline, and national helpline numbers here (link)
SAMHSA Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in this fact sheet on “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Outbreak” (link)
Tribal Behavioral Health Resource Directory Quickly locate the phone number and website for your tribe’s behavioral health care services (pdf)
UCHealth Worried about COVID-19? Try these five simple ways to reduce coronavirus anxiety (link)
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Learn how you can help the children in our community in “Supporting Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Questions to Consider” (link)
World Health Organization (WHO) Read this brief document to discover more about “Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak” (link)
Social Work License Map This list spans diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and phone hotlines devoted to addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders such as autism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse, to the specific needs of diverse populations, including LGBTQ youth, minorities, women, and veterans. (link)
Mental Health America (MHA) Join online discussions and support networks for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions in a trusting, welcoming environment (link)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Download the Lyf app to connect with understanding communities in a judgement-free zone and talk through anxiety and other issues (link)
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) Connect with the state mental health department’s online catalog of support and discussion groups (link)
CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary Find the latest Centers for Disease Control situational updates, FAQs, and general information about the coronavirus (link)
CDC “Implementation of Mitigation Strategies” View the Centers for Disease Control’s summary of ways to stop the spread of the virus (pdf)
Coronavirus Dashboard (CDC and WHO) with live updates on current status around the world (link)
Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center
Information and resources to guide understanding of the virus and an interactive map of world-wide COVID-19 statistics (link)
Memo on Leave Policies Under Coronavirus Relief 2.0 How does sick, paid family leave and other PTO work under newly-passed federal guidelines? (pdf)
Oklahoma State Department of Health State-level data on current cases and location of cases (link)
National Council for Behavioral Health Understand the implications of the coronavirus for behavioral health issues, including helpful toolkits (link)
Small Business Administration Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (link)
World Health Organization (WHO) Rolling updates on coronavirus disease from the World Health Organization (link)
CDC “Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019” (link)
Child Mind Institute resources on talking to children about COVID-19 (link)
Child Trends “Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic” (link)
Children’s Bureau COVID-19 Resources (link)
Family Caregiver Alliance “Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults, Including Guidelines on Nursing Home Visitation” (link)
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) “Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource” (link)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) “Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus” (link)
PBS Kids “For Parents: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus” (link)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” (pdf)
Mental Health Provider FAQs: For answers about personal protective equipment, funding considerations and more, see Healthy Minds’ COVID-19 FAQs for mental health provider organizations (link)
Protecting Our Health Care Worker’s Well-being: A Three-Part Course: Information to support frontline health care worker’s well-being and mental health during the COVID-19. Part 1 focuses on what needs to happen right now and over the next few months (link) Part 2 focuses on longterm clinician well-being and better systems of support (link) Part 3 is forthcoming.
CDC “Information for Healthcare Professionals” (link)
CDC “Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for COVID-19” (link)
Health IT best practices in telemedicine and telehealth (link)
National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) resources and statement (link)
National Council for Behavioral Health “Best Practices for Telehealth During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” (pdf)
National Council for Behavioral Health tips for strengthening partnerships with patients and families (pdf)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) “NIH Guidance on Travel and Meetings” (link)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders” (link)
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) “COVID-19 FAQs for Treatment Providers” (link)
“Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak” (pdf)
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) Online Recovery Support Services (Video, Chats, Phone and More) (link)
COVID Symptom Tracker If enough Americans share daily how they feel, even if they’re well, this app can provide the healthcare system with critically valuable information (link)
Cosmic Kids Zen Den App This app introduces mindfulness for kids (link)
Headspace App It is one of the only apps committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research (link)
Calm App It is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store (link)
Houseparty App The face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most (link)
Vibrant Emotional Health – MY3App helps define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. Provides access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. (link)
PsyberGuide – Virtual Hope Box: Free multi-media coping skill app designed for individuals struggling with depression (particularly military service members). The four main features of Virtual Hope Box include sections for distraction, inspiration, relaxation, and coping skill options. The distraction techniques include games that require focus, like Sudoku and word puzzles.The relaxation tools can also be used with a clinical professional or other meditation partner, if desired.
CHESS Health Connections – Free App to Support People in Recovery During COVID-19 Outbreak (link)
Reflectly Apps – Reflectly Journal for Happiness: How you are feeling on a daily basis matters. Reflectly is a personal journal and diary driven by artificial intelligence to enable you to deal with negative thoughts, make positivity louder and to teach you about the science of well-being. (link)
Jour – Jour Journal for Mindfulness: If you want to build a healthier and more mindful lifestyle, are facing a difficult or stressful time, want to address any negativity or anxiety in your life, or just want to feel focused and in control: Jour is here to help. (link)
ThrivePort, LLC – Moodnotes: Mood & CBT Tracker, an easy mood tracker & journaling app to capture your mood and help you improve your thinking habits.
stoic. – stoic. all-in-One-Mental Health App: Learn how to cope with stress. Get your daily mental health tracker companion for mood tracking, journaling, meditations and reflection. (link)
Woebot – Meet Woebot, your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking. Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team. (link)
Ensparkle OOD – Reflect: Guided Daily Journal intelligently helps you to keep a daily reflection journal. Get smart topic suggestions related to your activities, morning invitations to think ahead of the day and evening reminders to reflect on what happened. (link)