This hub was designed to share tips, tools and ideas for actions that can help us take care of our emotional health, and take care of each other.
If stress, anxiety, fear, loneliness or sadness is interfering with your ability to sleep, connect with friends or famlily members, or get things done, it’s time to reach out for help. Asking for support is a sign of strength and an important part of getting through the difficult days.
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK for a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor 24/7.
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The trained team at Crisis Text Line are there if you or someone you know are struggling with anxiety, depression, concerns about overuse of drugs or alcohol, hopelessness, abuse or thoughts of suicide. Simply text START to 741-741 anytime to start your live, confidential chat.
Need to talk to someone now? The Lifeline has trained counselors available 24/7 if you’re worried about yourself or a friend. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime to get started.
The Trevor Project offers a national 24-hour, toll free, confidential support line for LGBTQ youth. If you’re feeling hopeless or struggling because of issues related to your sexuality, discrimination or note being accepted by friends or family members, you can connect with a counselor via phone, chat or text. Learn more.
Get the most out of tele-therapy
If you are currently working with a therapist or counselor, many are offering to do sessions via phone or video chat. Reach out to your mental health professional to learn more. Here are some tips for getting the most out of teletherapy.
There are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) across the country that provide mental health services and many are now offering tele-counseling. They will help you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Use the health center locator tool to search for a health center by address, state, or county.
There are a number of established online therapy platforms where you can pay a weekly or monthly fee for access to a therapist via phone, messaging or video chat. Talk Space offers packages starting at $65 a week (Get $65 off with code APPLY65) and BetterHelp offers packages from $40 to $70 per week.
Find ways to manage feelings like anxiety and sadness; learn how to navigate emotional challenges like break-ups and other difficult transitions; get information on mental health conditions like depression; discover tools for self-care; and get help for yourself or a loved one.
Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools – from conversation guides to tips –that can help you help those in need.
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