Behavioral Health Resources During COVID-19

We understand that the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful for people.  Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming.  Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.

Resources:

SAMHSA: Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

SAMHSA: Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
After a disaster, it is important to take care of your emotional health. Pay attention to how you and your family members are feeling and acting. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think clearly and react to urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Boys Town Hotline
The Boys Town National Hotline, 800-448-3000, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).
Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact the Boys Town Hotline via email address: hotline@boystown.org.

Nebraska Family Helpline
The Nebraska Family Helpline at 888-866-8660 makes it easier for families to obtain assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.

CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress
Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

CDC: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), maybe stressful for people and communities. Learn about coping during COVID-19.

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