COVID-19 News & Resources
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff, trainees and alumni from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences have shared their expertise within and beyond the Duke campus, from providing emotional support for community members to helping people across the country understand some of the mental health implications of the pandemic.
Here's a sampling of their contributions, as well as some mental health, well-being and family support resources you may find helpful as you navigate these challenging times.
Articles & Events
- Duke Faculty & Residents Respond to COVID-19 among People without Housing (December 18, 2020)
- A Simple “Thank You” Goes a Long Way (September 1, 2020)
- Anxious and Depressed? Experts Share Tips for Coping in Pandemic (August 26, 2020)
- 3 Ways to Improve Your Sleep during COVID-19 (July 29, 2020)
- Finding Silver Linings in the Midst of a Pandemic (July 13, 2020)
- Video Meeting Fatigue? Here’s How to Keep Your Energy Up (June 23, 2020)
- It’s OK to Rest Your Brain—Even in a Pandemic (June 22, 2020)
- Providing a Listening Ear—and Sometimes More (June 5, 2020)
- Eight Alumni Share their COVID-19 Stories (June 2, 2020)
- Psychiatry and Psychology Trainees Play Notable Role in COVID-19 Response (May 28, 2020)
- 3 Duke Psychiatry Faculty Share their Neuroscience Perspectives on COVID-19 (May 20, 2020)
- COVID-19, the Latinx Community, and Mental Health: An Interview with Gabriela Nagy, PhD (May 14, 2020)
- Ernestine Briggs-King: Who Are Your Trusted Sources on COVID-19? (April 30, 2020)
- Psychiatry Professor Creates "Bite-Sized Resilience" Video Series (April 21, 2020)
- Community Connections: Staying Safe during the Holiday Season (November 17, 2020)
- Misinformation & Mistrust: COVID-19 Conversations on Race and Gender Equity (October 2, 2020)
- Webinar – The Seventh Month Stretch: Navigating the Pandemic with Teens and Young Adults (September 21, 2020)
- Coronavirus Conversations: Impact of COVID on Black Americans and Other People of Color (September 11, 2020)
- Duke Psychiatry Experts Discuss Stress Management Strategies at Town Hall (July 2, 2020)
- Coping with Stress in the Time of COVID-19: Strategies to Enhance Resilience in Biomedical Graduate Students (Gabriela Nagy, PhD; Caitlin Fang, PhD; Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD; M. Zachary Rosenthal, PhD, American Society for Microbiology, June 8, 2020)
- COVID-19 is a Threat to our Biomedical Research Enterprise (Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, The Hill, May 14, 2020)
- Assistance for Incarcerated People Discharged during a Pandemic (Marvin Swartz, PhD, NC Policy Watch, April 28, 2020)
- Effects of COVID-19 on Community Programs for Justice-involved Adults with Behavioral Health Disorders (Allison Roberts, PhD, Duke School of Law's Center for Science & Justice, May 3, 2020)
Duke Mental Health & Wellness Resources
- Emotional Support and Well-Being Line – 919-681-1631
This support line is a free, confidential service where you can have a supportive conversation, get connected with resources and/or schedule an appointment with a clinician. The line is staffed by a team of social workers, psychiatry and psychology trainees and faculty from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. This service is open to Duke faculty, staff, trainees, students and their families and is available M-F, 8am-5pm, except for university holidays.
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Parents and Families
- Duke Health support resources for emotional well-being
- Stress management and wellness resources from a School of Medicine Town Hall featuring four Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members
Videos & Articles in which Mental Health Resources Are Shared
Article: Ways to Improve Your Sleep during COVID-19 (July 29, 2020)
Psychiatry Professor Creates "Bite-Sized Resilience" Video Series (April 21, 2020)
External Mental Health, Wellness & Family Support Resources
- Housing Opportunities & Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) program – Offers rental and utilities assistance for those who have been impacted by COVID-19, have household income at or below 80% of the area median, occupy rental property as their primary home and are behind on rent or utilities when applying. Apply online or by calling 211.
- United Way of North Carolina's NC 2-1-1 (resource for people to call for assistance related to COVID-19) – Dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance. Text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19 by text.
- NC Department of Health and Human Services childcare hotline – 888-600-1685
- Hope4NC Helpline – A mental health resource to support North Carolinians throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Call 855-587-3463 (FIND) for support 24/7.
- Hope4Healers Helpline – Free emotional support for those on the COVID-19 front-lines. Call (919) 226-2002 for support.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network COVID-19 resources
- Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) Strategy to Promote Wellbeing