As part of News 5’s “The Rebound: Northeast Ohio” initiative, we hosted a Facebook Live chat with a local psychologist about managing the stress that has come with the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch the chat below:
Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a psychologist in the Ohio Child Welfare and court system, a motivational speaks and the author of three books: "Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing," "Black Girl: Unapologetically," and "You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up."
Dent spoke with News 5 Investigator Sarah Buduson on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. Monday, and answered your questions and concerns about mental health, stress, and dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on all our lives.
Dent shared several mental health resources – here are links to those:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
FAQ on managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing services
Centers for Disease Control
Office of Veteran’s Affairs
Various resources on how to manage stress during COVID19
Coronavirus Books for Children (free for download)
NOTE: Because COVID19 can cause trauma in children, books should be read first by parents and then read with the children
Ohio Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Cuyahoga County Hotline: 216-623-6888
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides responses from crisis counselors within 5 minutes to those who text "4hope" to 741 741. Data usage is free and the number does not appear on your phone bill. This is available for individuals of any age.