Concerned about mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Local Counselors are ready to help during these difficult times. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has offered Tips for Taking Care of your Behavioral Health during Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation. The click on any of following resources for more information.
- Providers of Counseling Services in Buffalo
- Suicide Prevention Coalition of Johnson County
- Johnson County Prevention Council
- SAMHSA Tips
Crisis Text Line: text Wyo to 741 741
And, if it is an EMERGENCY, dial 911
Most people couldn’t have predicted how they would mentally and emotionally handle a global pandemic. Everyone is in varying positions, facing varying challenges. Stress is NORMAL, but you don’t have to navigate this unknown situation alone.
Here are some coping tips from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
🔺Set a limit on media consumption, including social media, local or national news.
🔺 Stay active.
🔺 Make sure to get enough sleep and rest.
🔺 Stay hydrated and avoid excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol. Eat healthy foods when possible.
🔺 Connect with loved ones and others who may be experiencing stress about the outbreak.
🔺 Talk about your feelings and enjoy conversations unrelated to the outbreak.
🔺 Get accurate health information from reputable sources (2-1-1 is one of these!)
The National Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to speak to a caring counselor.
Click the link for more info and coping tips, and remember you can always call 2-1-1 for FREE and get confidential info on local resources.