The CDC notes that fear and anxiety about a disease outbreak can be overwhelming and can cause strong emotions. Individuals can find themselves cut off from their support systems or may feel as though they need additional or outside support to manage their concerns.
Fortunately, help is available through a variety of services and platforms, with many of them also supporting specific populations and needs. Below is a list of reputable crisis and suicide-prevention services which can provide individuals needing support, guidance or resources for managing stresses related to COVID-19. These services can help strengthen your community with trusted and confidential support resources.
The following resources are not generated or maintained by CADCA and are offered only as reference.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Crisis and suicide prevention website for general public, as well as resources for specific priority populations
- 1-800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
- Crisis Textline – Text-message based resource for individuals seeking support
- Text TALK to 741741
- Disaster Distress Helpline – Helpline for those experiencing distress due to natural or man-made disasters
- Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
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