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Game Plan

Let our game plan for mental wellness lead you to helpful information and resources.

Play 1: Listen to messages of hope

Many of the concerns and feelings that we are experiencing are normal given the stressful and uncertain circumstances in which we are living. CalHOPE’s encouraging words help you to know that you’re not alone in your struggles.

Many of the concerns and feelings that we are experiencing are normal given the stressful and uncertain circumstances in which we are living. CalHOPE’s encouraging words help you to know that you’re not alone in your struggles.

Play 2: Soothe anxiety and stress

Together for Wellness offers step-by-step guidance for reducing stress through breathing, mindfulness and meditation.
  • Specialized resources from Coping-19 help to reduce stress and anxiety triggered by COVID-19.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also provides tips for coping during a pandemic, including specific tips for health care workers.
  • The "Feeling Stressed or Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic?" page also provides a downloadable wallet card with stress reduction tips that you can take with you.
Together for Wellness offers step-by-step guidance for reducing stress through breathing, mindfulness and meditation.
  • Specialized resources from Coping-19 help to reduce stress and anxiety triggered by COVID-19.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also provides tips for coping during a pandemic, including specific tips for health care workers.
  • The "Feeling Stressed or Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic?" page also provides a downloadable wallet card with stress reduction tips that you can take with you.

Play 3: Call the warm line

Are you frustrated, stressed, or worried? Call the CalHOPE warm line to speak with a peer who can offer emotional support and coping tips.

Call the Warm Line: (833) 317-HOPE (4673)

Are you frustrated, stressed, or worried? Call the CalHOPE warm line to speak with a peer who can offer emotional support and coping tips.

Call the Warm Line: (833) 317-HOPE (4673)

Play 5: Build community and connect with people

Reach out to friends and family to see how they’re doing. A quick text, phone call, or video chat can help. While we are physically separated, we must remain socially connected. Additional resources on connecting with others are below:

Reach out to friends and family to see how they’re doing. A quick text, phone call, or video chat can help. While we are physically separated, we must remain socially connected. Additional resources on connecting with others are below:

Play 6: Focus on general well-being

Taking care of your overall health is key to feeling strong mentally. Treat your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able. Call your health care provider if your anxiety interferes with your daily activities. All of these actions restore a sense of control. Also, follow science guidelines: wash your hands, wear a facial covering, physically distance yourself from others, and stay socially connected. Here are resources to help you achieve general wellness:

Taking care of your overall health is key to feeling strong mentally. Treat your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able. Call your health care provider if your anxiety interferes with your daily activities. All of these actions restore a sense of control. Also, follow science guidelines: wash your hands, wear a facial covering, physically distance yourself from others, and stay socially connected. Here are resources to help you achieve general wellness:

Play 7: Learn more about COVID-19

Some of the news about COVID-19 is confusing, and discussions on social media can be misleading. Refer to these sources of information for straightforward facts (available in multiple languages):

Some of the news about COVID-19 is confusing, and discussions on social media can be misleading. Refer to these sources of information for straightforward facts (available in multiple languages):