Feeling Depressed or Worried Right Now? You’re Not Alone. Here are Resources
The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused an overwhelming onslaught of emotions for all of us. It's important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, but you should know that you are not alone.
We've compiled a list of resources that are available 24/7 for you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a page with tips for managing anxiety and stress for yourself and your loved ones.
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-273-8255. This free and confidential service will provide crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Their website also offers a live chat for anyone in need.
If you need to speak with a professional, help is available:
Crisis Text Line (741-741)
TEXT: TALK to 741-741
The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their trained Crisis Counselors are available for coping with any painful emotion for which you need support.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline is available at 1-800-985-5990 or via text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517).
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.