Creating Connections. Changing Lives.
The COVID-19 crisis is like nothing any of us have ever experienced. By working together, we can build on each other’s strengths and find a way to emerge from this storm.
Business isn’t usual
The impact on our work
Businesses and the job market are teetering on collapse like no time since the Great Depression. People are facing unemployment, furloughs, business closings, and lost income, a perfect storm for the presence of stress and anxiety.
By following these simple steps, we can work through this situation.
Care for yourself.
Care for others.
Break the silence—reach out to others.
In this spirit of community, we are making available a series of short videos that cover a variety of issues currently affecting people. We hope these videos will show you that you’re not alone, that you are making a difference in this new world, and that your important work does not go unnoticed. We, and the world, appreciate you for who you are and for what you’re doing.
If you see yourself or someone you know in any of these videos, reach out for help. There are free resources available to you and those around you. Feel free to share this information. We are in this together.
Trauma on the front lines
Dedicated to first responders, doctors, and health care workers
A look at the trauma, anxiety, and stress experienced by first responders, doctors, and health care workers who are on the front lines of caring for those affected by COVID-19.
Protecting our future
Dedicated to our children
Remote learning is only one of the challenges being faced by our children. Stress, anxiety, fear, isolation from friends, and even abuse are all realities some children are facing as a result of the pandemic.
“be kind. do good.” is an initiative that PAR launched last year. Its simple message is more timely than ever. Be Kind. Do Good. By helping one another, we can work through this together.
Video Interview: The Effects of COVID-19 on Behavioral HealthWhen the pandemic began, most people expected the coronavirus would be a short disruption to their daily lives. As the months have elapsed, the concerns for physical health have given way to concerns over...
Reconnecting with running—and the mental strength it bringsOver the past five years, I have done most of my exercise via strength training at the gym—running has taken a back seat. Because I am in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, I need to complete an annual 1.5 mile in a...
Join us for a video discussion on the impact of the pandemic on behavioral and mental health. Strategies are offered on ways to help yourself and others as well as advice how to improve mental health from PAR’s Melissa Milanak, PhD, and Clara Reynolds, President and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
Free crisis and pandemic resources are available to you
Sharing is caring
Because PARcares and we are in this together
If you think someone would benefit from these resources, feel free to share these resources directly or through your social media channels. We will be updating this page regularly with new and helpful content to be used and shared with everyone.