This time can be difficult for many but is often especially difficult for individuals with disabilities. "Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities." Being isolated, and dealing with the stress/anxiety of COVID can seem overwhelming, but there are ways to cope. Below are a few resources to help.
For immediate help call Project Connect, the telehealth line is free and available anytime for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and other members of their support teams across the nation.
The Mental Health of People with Disabilities: See this CDC webpage for healthy ways to cope during COVID
Ohio | COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities: See this page for an extensive list of resources for people with disabilities in Ohio. Plain language resources, financial assistance, employment resources, videos, and more.
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide from the National Alliance on mental Illness: Find information on coping with COVID anxiety and resources on how to get help for those who are uninsured.
Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19: See the CDC website for ways to cope with stress during COVID, specifically for parents, and caregivers.