Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis
by Vinitha Pastor, MA, LPC
We have all had to learn how to adjust to our “new normal” during this worldwide crisis. We have had to wear masks in public, cancel vacations, and busy ourselves with the things that never seem to get off the to do list. If you find yourself struggling, remember that it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to not be okay. Talk to and/or text friends and family regularly. Pull out those old projects that are half done. Binge watch that show on Netflix that you’ve never had time to watch. If you need additional help, here are some resources that might be helpful.
National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free for anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship: 1-800-799-7233 or via online chat platform
National Parent Helpline is available Monday through 1 pm to 10 pm to provide emotional support and problem-solving help for parents: 1-855-427-2736.
WeConnect Health Management is offering free virtual substance use recovery support at www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings