Local psychologist chats on Facebook about managing stress during the pandemic

Posted at 10:27 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 12:12:54-04

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

Resources on managing mental health

Talking with children about COVID-19

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

Coronavirus: A Book for Children - Answers frequently questions children may have in kid-friendly language

A Book for children around the world dealing with COVID impact

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.