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.

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline ​is 24/7, confidential and free​ ​for people in distress, for prevention and for crisis resources: ​1-800-273-8255​ or via online chat platform

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 Sexual Assault Hotline​ is 24/7, confidential and free for anyone who would like to speak to a trained staff member: ​1-800-656-4673​ 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