Please see below for a list of resources related to mental health and COVID-19. Remember, 24-hour mental health resources are available by calling 844-772-4724 or by texting “MN” to 741741.

National Resources

ADAA – Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s Top 5 strategies to cultivate mental health.

CDC Community-Based Organization Guidelines – Center for Disease Control offers guidelines to prepare for and respond to challenges related to the pandemic for community- and faith-based organizations.

CDC Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 – Center for Disease Control provides ways to care for yourself and others while dealing with stressors related to COVID-19.

CSTS Comprehensive Resource List – Center of the Study of Traumatic Stress has compiled a list of resources regarding mental health and general well-being for those in a variety of roles.

NAMI Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies – National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a collection of symptoms and warning signs to look out for, as well as strategies for coping with mental health struggles.

NAMI – Top HelpLine Resources – National Alliance on Mental Illness’s compilation of recommended resources for a variety of mental health concerns.

NEDA – The National Eating Disorder Association offers resources for support and treatment.

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health list of mental health resources that can be applied to various mental health concerns.

Mental Health America – MHA’s compilation of resources for information and support during COVID-19.

PsychHub Resource Collection – List of free resources for mental heath curated by PsychHub in collaboration with national mental health organizations.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) – a compiled selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19.

State Resources

COVID and Congregations MN – Minnesota Council of Churches’ list of resources for faith-based responses to the pandemic.

Mental Health Minnesota – List of resources throughout Minnesota to address concerns in areas such as mental health, employment, and housing.

Minnesota Children’s Cabinet – Resources to support families in mental health, economic assistance, housing, healthcare, and special health concerns.

Minnesota Department of Human Services – Hotlines, warmlines, and other resources collected by the MN Department of Human Services to address mental health emergencies.

MN Department of Health  – MDH mental and behavioral health resources specific to COVID-19.

MN Recovery Connection  – Support, care, and resources for recovery from addiction during COVID-19.

NAMI Minnesota – Minnesota branch of NAMI’s compilation of resources to address the mental health of those within various populations and circumstances.

NAMI Minnesota Covid-19 Resources – NAMI MN’s compilation of COVID-19-specific mental health resources including helplines, classes, and support groups.

Regional Resources

Counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis 

Ely Behavioral Health Network – Resources related to COVID-19 for various audiences.

Human Development Center – Resources for comprehensive mental and behavioral health in Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties.

Let’s Talk – Information and access to crisis-response services and mental health information.

Northland Counseling Grand Rapids – Service update in regards to COVID-19.

Northland Counseling Koochiching County – Service update in regards to COVID-19.

Northland Healthy Minds – Compilation of mental health resources ranging by a collaborative of businesses, organizations and individuals in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin working together to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Range Mental Health  – RMH offers a list of strategies and resources to employ during times of stress.

Thrive Range – Free online therapy and other support resources for mental health and substance use issues or concerns.

St. Louis County – The county’s collection of updates and resources for the community during COVID-19.

Wellness in the Woods – Access to a virtual peer support network through WITW.

Informational Resources for COVID-19

CDC Case Updates – Center for Disease Control updates and summaries of U.S. COVID-19 cases.

City of Duluth – Information regarding the city’s response to COVID-19.

MN Department of Health: COVID-19 – State compilation of relevant information regarding COVID-19.

National Council for Behavioral Health – Outbreak updates as well as resources for employers, employees, and this in many other roles during these times of uncertainty.

For Kids

Action for Healthy Kids – Collection of resources to help keep kids active, healthy, happy, and safe during stay-at-home orders and school closures.

Open Culture – Free educational resources for kids; apps, books, websites, video lessons, etc.

Forbes – 15 Free Resources To Keep Your Child Busy While School Is Out – Educational and entertaining resources for children at home during COVID-19.

NPR: Just for Kids Comic – Artistic graphic for kids exploring and explaining COVID-19. Available digital and printable as well as in various languages.

Cosmic Kids – Guides for yoga, mindfulness exercises, and meditations for kids.


“But Why?” for Curious Kids – NPR’s collection of podcasts that explain a variety of topics for young and curious minds.

Brains On – Online collection of fun and educational podcasts for kids.

Calm Kids Podcast – Stories by kids for kids. These stories are meant to help unwind and relax before bedtime.

Ear Snacks – Fun exploration of various topics for parents and kids to enjoy together.

Myths & Legends – Stories of lore from a variety of cultures and time periods. New episodes every Wednesday.

Stories Podcast – Creative stories for kids.

Story Pirates – Stories submitted by kids and performed for kids, often featuring celebrity guests.


ChuChuTV – YouTube channel that produces bedtime stories, fables, nursery rhymes, and other entertaining videos for kids.

Dorchester County Library – YouTube channel put on by a library to make read-aloud children’s books accessible.

Easy Kids’ Crafts – YouTube channel full of craft videos, often seasonal and always fun.

Howard Wigglebottom – A rabbit called Howard teaches important lessons about things like courage, kindness, and responsibility.

New Horizon Meditations for Kids – YouTube channel dedicated to sleepy-time stories and meditations for even the most restless and wild of children.

Read Aloud Kids Book Time – YouTube channel which produces videos of children’s books read out loud.

Stories for Kids – Another YouTube channel which produces read-aloud story videos.

Storyline Online – YouTube channel full of videos of special guests and celebrities reading aloud children’s classic stories.

The Making Foundation – YouTube channel with craft ideas for the whole family.

For Parents/Families

Child Mind Institute – Resources to support families during COVID-19, includes telehealth connections and tips for parents.

Child Trends – Guidance, recommendations, and resources for supporting children’s emotional well-being during COVID-19.

Children’s Institute – Compilation of COVID-19 resources for families and kids.

Love and Logic Blog – Posts, articles, and other reproduces for parents and educators.

National Parent Helpline – Phone line and website to provide emotional support to parents at any time.

PBS Talking to Children About COVID-19 – Advice for talking with kids about COVID-19. This page includes resources for education, entertainment, and enrichment through PBS as well.

SAMHSA – Resources for Families – Information and resources for supporting a family member who struggles with substance use or mental health problems.

Sunday with Sarah – Perspectives and ideas on parenting with Sarah Waldorf.

Other Mental Health Resources

Greater Good in Action – Practices rooted in science and cultivated by UC Berkeley to enrich life and promote mental health and well-being for all.

Greatist – Collection of virtual mental health resources including apps, online resources, support groups, podcasts, and other media.

Healthline – Information about what kind of help is out there for mental health concerns as well as how and when to access services.

Make It OK Interactive – Online learning experiences to reduce stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

Social Work License Map – 60 Digital Resources for Mental Health -Digital resources for mental health organized for specific populations and/or concerns.