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Crisis Help Lines
A global pandemic can be a time of overwhelming stress and anxiety. While we want to offer some tips for reducing that stress, none of our suggestions should take the place of medical advice from qualified healthcare providers.
In a life-threatening emergency, please CALL 911.
Other crisis resources include:
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990, text TalkWithUs to 66746, or use their email or web form to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,1-800-273-TALK (8255), 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. They're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Chat services are also available on their website.
Don't Focus on the Bad News - Check Out These Websites Instead
Good News Network
Highlights only positive (and true!) news stories to counteract the negativity of the general media cycle.
Life Vest Inside
A YouTube channel dedicated to acts of kindness.
An aggregate of positive news stories along with humorous videos, pictures, and jokes.