General Health Information
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.
- CDC Guidelines
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Coronavirus Information
- 5 Tips for Social Distancing, provided by Indian Hill Exempted School District
- Easing Kids Fears about COVID-19 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Help Kids Understand the Coronavirus: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus by NPR
- Information for Ohio Schools and Districts
- Teachers, How Can We Care for Our Mental Health Right Now?
- Q&A from the US Department of Education Regarding Students with Disabilities & Services
Mental Health Support
Care is Available Now. Treatment might be via phone, video conferencing or in person in the community.
If your child is already in treatment at schools, use the Search School Based Providers link on the Home Page to get in touch right away.
If you want to start treatment, therapists are available. Use the School Based Providers link on the Home Page to make an appointment. Use the Search Providers link on the Home Page for other options or call the MindPeace office at 513.803.0844.
- Message from Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is committed to the safety of all patients. Similar to the rest of the country, CCHMC has the potential to be impacted by the COVID-19 virus and we are expecting an increase in patients presenting to our emergency departments. Our goal is for patients who do not need emergent care to avoid the emergency department in an attempt to avoid unnecessary exposure to infectious illness. For mental health crisis or emergencies, patients and families are encouraged to contact their current mental health provider first. This allows the mental health provider, who knows your child best, to provide support and direction. If your child does not have a mental health provider, and they are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at CCHMC 513.636.4124. The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic. You should go to the emergency department if you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider. This will help limit the spread of the virus in our community and allow our emergency departments to care for patients with the most critical needs first.
- The Crisis Kit: 5 Tools for Helping Clients Through Turbulent Times
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks by SAMHSA
- Helpful Tips on Managing Anxiety
- Tips and Resources related to mental health and social distancing/isolation from SAMHSA.
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak by SAMHSA
- 1N5 is a trusted resource and provides advice and activities
- Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center’s daily online art project
- Cincinnati Museum Center’s Wonder Zone
- Cincinnati Zoo’s Home Safari
- Family Resources from Cincinnati Children’s
- Spectrum Offers Free, 60 Day Internet Services to eligible households (those having K-12 and college students). You may also call them at (844) 488-8395
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing
- Storyline Online features books read out loud by a variety of well-known people.
- Resources for families and teachers from Wide Open Schools