Resources for Anxiety Management

In our Provincetown Covid-19 Task Force adult support group we started out our sessions by thinking about setting goals for ourself around managing our responses to living through the pandemic and managing mid-winter on the Outer Cape. The following two documents can help you work on setting goals that are realistic to obtain in your day to day life! The first document is on successful goal setting strategies, and the second is on a technique called “SMART goal setting.”

During our second week, we talked about managing loneliness, and here is a tip sheet about that:

During our fourth week, we looked into strategies for using mindfulness to address anxiety and rumination, here are the handouts from the session:

Community resources for Cape Cod support group members:

Below are a list of resources/contacts in the event you are in crisis, experiencing thoughts of wanting to kill yourself or harm another person. 

  1. Local to Cape Cod
    1. 911 in case of an emergency
    1. The following link will provide you with numerous behavioral/mental health resources on the Cape:
    1. Bay Cove 24/7 mobile crisis for all of Cape Cod 1-833-229-2683;
    1. Outer Cape Behavioral Health Care

Referrals can be initiated by calling our access center at 508-905-2888 or by speaking with your primary care team.

  • Wellfleet Community Resource Navigator 

For mental health or substance use disorder issues Brianne Smith at or calling 774-209-3222.

  • Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc. Centers for Behavioral Health

Hyannis, MA 508-862-5566

  • Cape Cod Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

508-775-7060; 24-hour Hotline for alcohol related issues.

  • Other resources
    • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines
      • SafeLink Toll-Free: 877-785-2020; TTY: 877-521-2601
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
      • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673 (HOPE)
    • Independence House Hotline

800-439-6507 24-hour Hotline to for immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis arising from abuse or sexual assault.

  • Massachusetts Substance Use Information and Education Helpline 800-327-5050
    • Parental Stress Hotline 800-632-8188; 24-Hour Hotline for Massachusetts parents and caregivers under stress.