We've never seen anything like COVID-19 before that has disrupted our personal and professional lives on such a large-scale for what will be such a long duration. Yet, healthcare workers, first responders, and many others in Virginia's public and private sectors are affected disproportionately during this challenging time. They are pushing forward despite fatigue, and in some cases fear, in an unyielding commitment to those they serve. Many are sacrificing time with their loved ones in an effort to keep them safe. These dedicated individuals can take necessary precautions to protect themselves from exposure, but this unprecedented time also takes a significant toll mentally.
DBHDS is compiling a growing list of resources to strengthen the mental wellness of those on the front lines of this public health emergency, and others who are impacted. We hope you will find these resources helpful.
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services