Mental health responses to COVID-19
Mental Health and Behavioral Guidelines for Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus
The USA Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is rapidly developing a range of resources that can be found here: https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/coronavirus-and-emerging-infectious-disease-outbreaks-response
It is vital to keep in mind that effective public mental health measures will address numerous areas of potential distress, health risk behaviors, and psychiatric disease.
Areas of special attention include:
(1) the role of risk communication;
(2) the role of safety communication through public/private collaboration;
(3) psychological, emotional, and behavioural responses to public education, public health surveillance and early detection efforts;
(4) psychological responses to community containment strategies (quarantine, movement restrictions, school/work/other community closures);
(5) health care service surge and continuity; and
(6) responses to mass prophylaxis strategies using vaccines and antiviral medication.
Read more about the Mental Health Behavioral Guidelines Reponse to Coronavirus Outbreaks here: https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Mental_Health_Behavioral_Guidelines_Response_to_Coronavirus_Outbreaks.pdf.pdf