COVID-19: Help with Isolation Anxiety

Our director, John Howard, recently posted on Facebook to share that it's okay to not be okay right now. 

We're not therapists; we're librarians. So we are doing what librarians do best: vetting some online resources to share with you. We'll keep adding to this as we find quality links to share. If you have a good source to recommend, send us a Facebook Message or email us at

We are all muddling through this together and we need each other to do this well! 

Get Help

Call4Calm: COVID-10 mental health hotline from the Illinois Department of Human Services

Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19 (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District)


Articles to Read

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety (New York Times)

COVID-19 -- Stress and Coping (CDC)

COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (National Alliance on Mental Illiness) 

Blog Posts by experts covering a variety of COVID anxiety issues (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine (Simon Fraser University)

Printable comic for kids (Elise Gravel)

Anxiety: Breathing Problems and Exercises (Healthline) and 6 GIFs to Help You Relax (

Managing Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic (

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health (Rehab4Addiction)