Helpful Resources during Covid-19

Crisis Lines: 

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Crisis intervention and free emotional support are available…this is confidential
  • Mental Health America: Text MHA to 741741. Mental Health America is a nationwide organization that provides assistance through this text line. You will be linked to someone who can guide you through a crisis or just provide information.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741. Specialized crisis counselors are just a text message away on this free, confidential 24-hour support line. To further protect your privacy, these messages do not appear on a phone bill. The text line also provides services and support if you are upset, scared, hurt, frustrated, or distressed.
  • Veterans Crisis Line; Text a message to 838255. Operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, these services aid veterans and their families who may be in crisis by connecting them with VA responders.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-4673 or 24-hour chat online
  • National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 for 24-hour chat online
  • Alcoholics Anonymous24 Hotline is 610-882-0588, every call is answered by a recovering alcoholic from the Lehigh Valley

 

Mental Health and COVID-19 

 

Emotional Support: 

 

Other Support Groups:

 

 

Apps

  • Woebot: Meet Woebot! Your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you:
  • Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking
  • Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team
  • Get App Here
  • Smiling Mind: Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.  Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind. Programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life. Get App Here
  • Fear Tools: FearTools is an evidence-based app designed to help you combat anxiety, aiding you on your road to recovery. This application is especially useful for those suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Mood Tools: If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools! MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery. Get App Here (Apple) Get App Here (Google Play)
  • PTSD Coach: (https://www.mobile.va.gov/app/ptsd-coach)

 

Financial Resources: 

  • United Way 211: (http://www.211.org/) 211 or local phone number listed on the 211.org website. Information and referrals for needs-based resources; housing, food, rent & utilities assistance, health care, childcare, and more.

 

Children:

  • Talking with Children about Covid-19: (ttps://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19)
  • Sesame Street Caring for one another: (https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring) Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis, as families everywhere are creating a "for now normal."

 

Other Resources:

(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)

 

Uplifting News:

 

Fun Self-Care:

  • Mario Kart Tour, Uno online, Scattergories: Play online with friends. Download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. 
  • Online Communal Jigsaw Puzzles: (https://jigsawpuzzles.io/) Select a puzzle, and invite other friends to join your game to complete it together, or choose to compete against each other to see who can finish a puzzle faster.
  • Codenames Online: (https://www.horsepaste.com/) Enter a game identifier to create a new game and copy and paste the link to share the virtual board with friends. Divide your group of friends into two teams and designate one person on each team as the Spymaster. The spymaster’s job is to communicate clues that help guide their team members toward picking their team’s cards on the board.