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General Information about COVID-19
Information and resources that may be useful in combating, identifying, eliminating the spread of, and supporting self or loved ones through the COVID 19 pandemic crisis.
Center for Disease Control CDC
Virginia Department of Health
Coping with COVID-19: General Resources for Mental Health and Well-Being
SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources:
Resources for Individuals and Families with Developmental Disabilities
DBHDS and DMAS are very appreciative of The Arc of Virginia who has helped to partner with us to provide answers to individuals and families during this difficult time. Please visit their page for resources for individuals with developmental disabilities at https://www.coronavirus-thearcofva.org/
These are real-time (not recorded) support groups that may be led by peers or professionals. Some can be accessed by telephone and others are “virtual” – available through the internet or a smartphone application (app). Virtual support groups often include the option to see and hear other individuals participating in the group on your smartphone or computer- .
Information about phone meetings:
Mental Health America of Virginia Non-Emergency Warm Line 866.400.6428 M-F 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm
National Suicide Lifeline (800)273-8255 or chat online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Trevor Project (866) 488-7386 or www.thetrevorproject.org
Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483
The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-2736
Disaster Distress Hotline – A free, national hotline providing 24/7, 365- day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters (including infectious disease outbreak). Trained counselors offer crisis counseling, information on recognizing distress, tips for healthy coping, and referrals for local care. For English speaker, call 1-800-846-8517 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. For Spanish speakers, call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2.”
Veteran Specific Resources
Resources link to ensure the Veteran population has COVID 19 information that is specific our veterans needs and supports.
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Information supports, and resource links that are specific to the LGBT population
GLMA’s Directory of LGBTQ-friendly medical providers https://www.glma.org/find_a_provider.php
Virginia Dept. Of Health-Resources for Adolescent Health https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/adolescent-health/