On a normal day, people struggle with mental health issues. During a pandemic where individuals need to quarantine more often, the issues intensify. They quickly turn to substance abuse, mental and physical abuse, suicidal thoughts, etc.
Currently, people are experiencing higher rates of anxiety, depression, and loneliness leading many individuals to use the above coping mechanisms. There is help available! We will be adding resources to our website that can assist with these issues.
Please ask for help!
Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities
We understand that COVID-19 and social distancing can be very isolating and stressful for people living with or in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, as well as caregivers and family members of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Here are some resources to learn, connect, and cope with COVID-19 related stress and other stresses.
Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention
Live Support – These are real-time (not recorded) support groups that may be led by peers or professionals.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Phone Meetings: aaphonemeetings.org/
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800-799-7233
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800-656-HOPE
- The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available) – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741 – Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
- The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743 – Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
- Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 – Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Use your Smartphone to help your mind and body wellness for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day.
- Mindshift CBT
- Stop, Breathe, and Think
- PTSD Coach
- Sober Grid
- AA Big Book Free – For Alcoholics Anonymous