COVID-19, Cancer and Mental Health

Oncology social worker Kalen Fletcher, MSW, LICSW, MPH from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston joins Elyse Gellerman, NETRF CEO, to talk about managing your mental health during COVID-19. Watch as Kalen and Elyse speak about dealing with changes, delays, and disruptions to care, how to combat feelings of isolation, anxiety, or sadness with effective coping strategies.


– Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook by The Wellness Society
– COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide by the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health and COVID-19 resource listing from Mental Health America
– UCLA Mindfulness app


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Toll-Free (English): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Toll-Free (español): 1-888-628-9454
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Website (English):
Website (español):

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746
TTY: 1-800-846-8517
Website (English):
Website (español):

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Toll-Free: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service in English and español)

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– Live patient conferences and YouTube live streams
– Web-based information
– NETWise podcast
– Free printed guide to neuroendocrine cancer for patients and families

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