Coping During COVID – Mental Health Resources

Coping During COVID – Mental Health Resources

Man reaches out hand to offer help in the darkness - photo by https://www.pexels.com/@lanophotographyAs physical distancing turns into isolation for many of us, please remember that despite what it may feel like, you are not alone. A number of free resources are available online and by phone to help process the natural stress and anxiety that comes with the pandemic, as well as with longer standing challenges such as substance abuse and depression.

  • ACTS Crisis Hotline: 703-368-4141
  • ACTS Domestic Violence Hotline: 703-221-4951
  • Trillium Center: Primarily a drop-in  center  offering a “stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who are mental health consumers,” this  organization is  now  connecting  people  to  online  assistance.
  • Online Substance Abuse/Recovery Meetings: A The County’s Department of Community Services put together a list of groups that have moved meetings online during the pandemic.
  • PWC Community Services Resource List: In addition to offering a number of programs through the County, this department has a list of community resources that can help with substance abuse (many with online options currently), development disability services, mental health, suicide prevention and more.
  • LBGTQ Helplines & Communities: A list of organizations that specifically offer resources to LBGTQ+ people.
  • Virginia COPES Warmline: Set up by Virginia Department of Health to help residents dealing with stress surrounding the pandemic. Free and anonymous; 877-349-6428
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 when feeling depressed, anxious or in crisis, and a trained counselor will help you through active listening, collaborative problem solving and safety planning. Available 24/7.