Coping resources during COVID-19

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  • By Karah J Beene, Director of Psychological Health

Below are national resources to help during the COVID-19 outbreak.


As the Department of Defense responds to the ever-changing effects of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, we at Military OneSource are committed to providing our service members and military families everywhere with up-to-date information, resources and answers regarding its impact on military life.  

-We have created a dedicated section on our website at for Department of Defense-related coronavirus updates and impacts. We will update the section regularly so please check in frequently.

 -We will also post news and important information on Military OneSource social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest - using links at the bottom of this article. Be sure to follow us for updates and to hear from others in the community.

 -Our Military OneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for personalized support. Call us at 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options here:

 -This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed, counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat ( through our website.

As always, our priority is to serve military personnel and their families now and in the days ahead.



The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information, please visit:

The website is updated frequently, as the situation changes.


When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as COVID-19, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress-even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help. For the full information sheet, please visit:


Visit to access a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency's Recovery Coordination Program.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD. Please see below for some of our major categories.

*             American Red Cross
*             Benefits & Compensation
*             Choose Home
*             Community Of Care
*             Education & Training
*             Employment
*             Family & Caregiver Support
*             Health
*             Homeless Assistance
*             Housing
*             Military Adaptive Sports Program
*             Other Services & Resources
*             Portfolio Of Veterans Benefits (PVB)
*             Transportation & Travel


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