The following two sections address local updates and finding resources
What’s happening at MHAoPC
While most restrictions have been lifted, COVID-19 hasn’t disappeared. Although we as a society have learned to work around it, be sure to stay healthy and visit SAMHSA’s COVID-19 page for more information.
Our Helping Children/Co-Parenting classes are scheduled and ongoing. Pre-registration is required, please contact our office directly (call/email/text/fax) to receive an informational packet to prepare parents to take this class. Click here to see the details: Helping Children/Co-Parenting Class
Click Here to go to our calendar of events. Some of these are place-markers for regularly scheduled events. Please see details to ensure the event has not been cancelled.
At Mental Health America of Putnam County, we are here for you!
Great Resources For Addressing The COVID-19 Virus
One of the benefits of being part of an amazing national organization is the easy access to us from trusted and sound sources. The following pages on the MHA National website have a multitude (but not overwhelming) pages to help you navigate the health situation with the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
- What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19
- Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
- If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
From MHA National:
- COVID-19 Information And Mental Health Resources
- Dealing with a Mental Health Condition During COVID
SAMHSA have some great information as well:
- From SAMHSA — Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak — Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation: This fact sheet explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.
As updates, restrictions, and new information is released, we encourage you to reference these sites first:
- The CDC’s Main page on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – The United State’s Center for Disease Control’s primary web site for this pandemic.
- The WHO’s information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak — The World Health Organization’s treasure trove of facts, fact sheets, links, up-to-date news and press releases.
- Indiana State’s Department of Health site — Indiana 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hotlines and Texting Options:
“Be Well Crisis Helpline” – Dial 211, enter your ZIP code, press 3.
Trained counselors 24/7 regarding stress, anxiety, loneliness or mental health strains due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service is free and confidential.
With specific focus on Mental Health, Indiana’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) recommends that Hoosiers feeling distress or anxiety due to the pandemic call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990. This hotline provides live crisis counseling and is toll-free, multi-lingual and confidential. A text option is also available: Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
The Crisis Text Line connects every texter with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. Text “MHA” or “Home” to 741741.
The National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline went live July 2022. This service connects people to trained counselors via phone or text. MHAoPC has a whole webpage on this new exciting New Service, but know it’s connecting you confidentially and free to trained professionals.
And if you have a hard time navigating the information and want to talk to someone local (and are not in a crisis situation), feel free to contact our office... we’re here for you!