Virtual support groups for stress related to coronavirus

TULSA, Okla. — Support groups for people dealing with stress related to the coronavirus outbreak in the Tulsa area have another way of getting relief.

The Mental Health Assistance Center is helping first responders, frontline workers, and the general populations all join groups that fit their needs.

New members can sign up through the Mental Health Assistance Center 918-585-1213 or 405-943-3700 or

The following support group program starts Saturday, April 12:

Stress management support for First Responders answering the COVID-19 call: This group is a closed referral only group for police officers, firefighters, emergency personnel, and medical personnel for response debriefing: Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Stress management support for Frontline Workers experiencing the COVID-19 impact: This group is a closed referral group for frontline responders such as homeless outreach, day center workers. shelter workers, and volunteers for response debriefing: Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Stress management for the general population related to COVID-19: These groups are open to the general public for referral to join, this is for those having difficulty managing their stress related to the pandemic: Monday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.