“As we all know there is increased anxiety and worry about the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our lives. We worry about the impact on our families, ourselves and our community. Managing the anxiety and worry is important.

The fear and anxiety can be overwhelming at times and may impact our ability to take care of our daily responsibilities. Each one of us will react differently based on our own history, coping strategies and nature of our “worries”. We need to be aware that some of this anxiety and worry is “situational” and with healthy coping strategies such as : eating right, getting enough sleep, stay connected with our support systems, engaging in physical activity, and keeping things in perspective, we can manage the anxiety. However, we also need to be mindful and aware that we may need additional supports and even professional help if the feelings become overwhelming. “

- Dr. M. Connie Almeida, Director of Behavioral Health Services

Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Fort Bend County

Resource Line

During these times of uncertainty, it is likely that individuals will be experiencing excessive anxiety / worry and other mental wellbeing concerns and have questions about mental health resources, please call


Calls answered Monday thru Friday:  8:00am to 5:00pm


  1. Managing Fears and Anxiety around Coronavirus [Word]
  2. Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope [PDF]
  3. Techniques to Reduce Anxiety [Word]
  4. Children's Coronavirus Sketchbook [PDF]