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COVID-19 Resources

Take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sacramento County, like so many others, has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During these times of uncertainty, many of us may experience increased levels of anxiety and worry, brought about by concerns of personal or family health, as well as job security, childcare, medicine access and social isolation.

If you believe someone you know is struggling, reach out and ask how they are feeling. Listen with compassion and remind them they are not alone and that you will be there to offer support. As a community, it is important that we lean on one another and share resources to support the health, safety and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones during this stressful time.

Below, check out our PSA and a compiled a list of resources, help lines, online communities and tips to help us get through this together. If you have a tip or resource that you’d like to be considered for this page, please email the project at: info@stopstigmasacramento.org.

We can all practice social distancing while staying connected. Here are some ways to do that:

Reach out:

  • Everybody experiences high pressure situations differently, but it is important that we look out for one another and check in from time to time. Don’t hesitate to send a text, make that phone call or set up a video chat to start a conversation with loved ones sooner rather than later during this stressful time. Need some pointers? Check out the Seize the Awkward website for tips on how to start this important conversation.

Mental Health Phone Support:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. People from anywhere in the US can text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1 (800) 273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

COVID-19 Resources by Topic:

Local Information

Statewide and National Information

Discrimination

Domestic Abuse

Employment

Families & Children

*Compiled resources are courtesy of our partner agencies and organizations.

Mental Health Services

Call 211

For local mental health counseling, support and crisis response services. If you are in crisis or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.