Sometimes during moments of uncertainty, such as the current coronavirus outbreak, we can feel stress and anxiety.  To get through it we look for guidance.  During our 30-minute webinar, Debbie de la Riva, licensed professional counsellor, bleeding disorders mom and founder of Mental Health Matters Too, helped attendees make a plan to address stress by discussing how to take care of mental health during a crisis.  She discussed topics such as our natural response to fear and threat and the distinction between situational stress and an anxiety condition.  Attendees also received tips on ways to create their own stress management toolkit and how to become intentional about self-care.  This webinar was for both community members and providers in the bleeding disorders community. 

California has compiled a broad range mental and behavioral health resources at one webpage under their webpage. Click on the Healthcare button and then under “I am nervous or scared” there is a list of resources. You can also directly access this list at Here you will find…

  • Hotline numbers.
  • How to access mental and behavioral health services. Those on Medi-Cal can access mental and behavior health services.
  • And resources if you or someone you know is not safe.