COVID-19 Online Support
On this page are online and virtual resources that are being offered by various cancer and health organizations to provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are forums, chat rooms, peer support, webcasts, and podcasts among other resources available for your use. If you know of any support resources that are not listed, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to our list!
Yale New Haven Hospital is offering two free virtual bereavement seminars to those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The upcoming meetings will take place on Tuesday, July 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 am, and Tuesday, August 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. There may be additional seminars in the future and the hospital is anticipating in-person meetings once it is safe to do so. To register, please call 203-415-8940 or email your name and telephone number to email@example.com. If you are unsure about attending a bereavement support group, we encourage you to send an email and the hosts will reach out to you with more information.
American Cancer Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Thundermist Health Center
American Lung Association
Lung Cancer Mentor Program
The American Lung Association partnered with Imerman Angels to match mentors, also known as Mentor Angels, with those facing lung cancer. Patients can sign up to seek support from someone who has been in your shoes OR you can sign up to become a mentor and offer support to another person facing lung cancer. For more information, visit Lung.org.
Lung HelpLine & Tobacco QuitLine (also answering questions pertaining to COVID-19)
Call or submit your questions online to our experts at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine. Our service is free and we are here to help you with one-on-one support.
• Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. CT
• Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* After hours leave a message and we will respond the next business day.
The Lung Association is proud to support several free online communities on Inspire.com for people facing lung disease. These communities offer peer-to-peer support so you can connect with people who are in your shoes. You can start or respond to threads on the communities, upload photos and search for specific topics to find other members who share the same interests
To become a member of Inspire you need to register for an account. Visit the community below that best suits your needs:
Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 Resources:
Webinar: COVID-19 and Chronic Lung Disease (including but not limited to Lung Cancer)
Every Monday at 1 p.m. CT, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Albert Rizzo, will provide information on COVID-19 and recommendations for people with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Register for the webinars in advance, watch recorded updates from previous weeks and access our FAQs 24/7—all available online. For answers to frequently asked questions, opportunity to listen to previously recorded webinars and to register for upcoming webinars click here.
Each Breath Blog
A space to have conversations around lung health and to address ways to keep lungs healthy and treat lung disease. This blog provides insight from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers. To read the blog click here.
American Lung Association: COVID-19 Town Hall Series
American Cancer Society: Supporting Underserved Patient Communities of Color During COVID-19 Through Strategic Text Messaging
American Public Health Association: COVID-19 and Health Equity
Colorado Cancer Coalition: COVID-19 and Cancer Patients
Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership: Equity and Social Justice Forums
National Comprehensive Cancer Network: American Cancer Society COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Caregivers webinar series
National LGBT Cancer Network: Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Cancer Care & Health Centers
Prevent Cancer Foundation: 2020 Prevent Cancer Dialogue