Great Resources for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

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 web site have a multitude (but not overwhelming) pages to help you navigate the current health situation with the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

As mentioned in the pages cited above, the CDC and SAMHSA have some great information as well:

As updates, restrictions, and new information is released, we encourage you to reference these sites first:

Hotlines and Texting Options:

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.

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!




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