Based on 14 months of mental-health blogging for COVID Support VT, Coping with Covid: A Guide to Mental Well-Being in Stressful Times, will be available soon. The guide is a compilation of 115 original blogs written over most of the course of the federally funded crisis-counseling program, covering a range of mental-health topics from self-care to suicide prevention. The writings, including several Guest Blogs from community members or topic experts, emphasize practical guidance and links to carefully vetted resources. Read the blog here.
COVID Support VT ran from September 2020 to March 2022. It was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the crisis-counseling response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The grant was managed by Vermont’s Department of Mental Health, and administered by Vermont Care Partners, a statewide network of 16 non-profit community-based agencies providing services and supports for mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.