Social Isolation/ COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases increases daily across the United States and the world, so do levels of anxiety, stress, and feelings of social isolation. It’s important to protect the health and safety of everyone, and the only way to do that is to prevent and slow the spread of the disease through social distancing and other quarantine measures.

Yet while we protect our physical health during this pandemic, we can’t forget to address our mental health.

And social distancing does not mean isolation. We still need to check-in with others and connect through more than just email, text, and social media. Call or video chat with your friends and family to make sure they are okay.

The one in five adults in the U.S. who experiences a mental health condition face heightened risks for social isolation, which can lead to further anxiety and depression triggers.

To aid all people and communities during this challenging crisis, Mental Health Minnesota has compiled a range of local and national resources and information.

If you have questions about COVID-19, call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 from 7 a.m.  – 7 p.m. every day of the week.

Minnesota mental health phone and text lines

National mental health phone and text lines

Mental Health America’s mental health information for disease outbreaks

General mental health wellness tips

Tools for mental health support

Tools to stay connected to others

  • Social Support: Getting And Staying Connected
  • MHA’s Inspire Community
    An online community where people can connect with others. MHA hosts a dedicated mental health community, but there are communities related to a variety of topics. 
  • Lyf App
    Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It’s the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won’t degrade or bring you down.