Episode 79 Resources: Protecting Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Original Broadcast: April 1, 2020
Recording and Transcripts Episode 79 (Part 1 of 3): Protecting Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Link: adalive.org/episode79-1

Original Broadcast: April 8, 2020
Recording and Transcripts Episode 79 (Part 2 of 3): Protecting Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Link: adalive.org/episode79-2

Original Broadcast: April 15, 2020
Recording and Transcripts Episode 79 (Part 3 of 3): Protecting Your Mental Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Link: adalive.org/episode79-2

The Southeast ADA Center has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Portal
- Be sure to check our list of Counseling and Support Resources
Web: adasoutheast.org/coronavirus/


Help Lines & Support

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
    About AFSP: raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
    Link: afsp.org
    • Text TALK TO 741741 - Crisis Text Line
    • 1-800-273-TALK - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
  • Crisis Text Line
    About Crisis Text Line: provides free, 24/7 mental health support at your fingertips.
  • Mental Health America (MHA)
    About MHA: Promotes mental health and helps prevent mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and services.
    Link: mhanational.org
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    About NAMI: provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives
    • National Suicide Crisis Prevention: 800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK
    • Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI TO 741741
    • General Helpline:
      1-800-950-6264 or 1-800-950-NAMI
      Monday-Friday, 10 am to 6 pm ET
    • Find HELP in a Crisis
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    About SAMSHA: provides substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research and also a Disaster Distress Helpline for 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing disaster-related emotional distress. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
    • Distress Helpline — 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year
      • Call 1-800-985-5990 (press "2" for Spanish)
      • TTY 1-800-846-8517
      • Text TalkWithUs to 66746
      • Spanish Speakers:
        Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2"
        From the U.S., text Hablanos to 66746
      • Web: samhsa.gov
    Link: samhsa.gov

Mental Health Awareness and Support

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Resources for Families, Kids, and Teens

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Mental Health Articles and Other Resources


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