Alabama Department of Mental Health – The Alabama Department of Mental Health has a list of numbers to call to seek help during an after-hours mental health crisis, organized by county.
NAMI Alabama – The purpose of NAMI Alabama is to provide support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families, and others whose lives are affected by mental health disorders.
Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resources Coalition – ASPARC has a dedicated team of professional counselors and specialists ready to discuss basic suicide prevention strategies and techniques. Its list of resources includes help for parents who may need to remove dangerous items from the home. It aims to provide an up-to-date list of state-wide professionals, counselors, churches and other advocates working to stop suicide.
Suicide Prevention Hotline – Anyone in crisis can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text 741741 from anywhere in the country to talk with a trained crisis counselor.
NASP COVID-19: Resource Center – Information, guidelines, and resources to help support the learning and well-being of students
What to Say to Kids When the News Is Scary – Strategies for parents offered by experts on how to help kids and adolescents navigate frightening or anxiety-inducing news
Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home – American Institutes for Research provide strategies and resources for families and caregivers, including how to create a supportive, safe environment for learning
Counseling Parent Resources – Helping children and families cope during the pandemic
CASEL – Comprehensive collection of high-quality social and emotional learning (SEL) tools and resources to inform parents
Society of Pediatric Psychology Resources for COVID-19 – Crowdsourced, curated collection of coping resources from SPP members
Supporting Families during COVID-19 – Curated articles and activities as well as a downloadable parent’s guide from the Child Mind Institute
NFFCMH COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Families, and Youth – Collection of resources includes videos, toolkits, and activities to use at home to support parents and caregivers and their children during the pandemic
COVID-19 Parenting Tips and Resources – How to talk about the pandemic with children along with curated resources from Families First
COVID-19 Tips for Families – Curated resources from Zero to Three including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing
NCPMI – Teaching Social Emotional Skills – Activities, tools, and materials to help children promote self-regulation and/or problem solving