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COVID-19 Community Resources

Find the following resources to help you and your family get through this unprecedented time.

Thank you to our partners from P.A.L.S. for Healing for their help putting this together.

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Emotional support including-free online support groups and resources:

COVID CareLine

The COVID CareLine is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals will staff the CareLine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days/week. They will offer confidential support in times of personal crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with current challenges in their lives. After 8 p.m., the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline, allowing those calling to have access to someone 24 hours/day.

Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect


National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI

NAMI HelpLine

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST (800) 950-6264


Finding Phone Support

A warmline is a confidential, non-crisis emotional support telephone hotline staffed by peer volunteers who are in recovery. Callers will find an empathetic listener to talk through their feelings. To find a warmline that serves your area, visit the NAMI HelpLine Warmline Directory on the NAMI Resource Library page.

Finding Online Support Communities

  • NAMI hosts online communities where people exchange support and encouragement. These Discussion Groups can easily be joined by visiting www.nami.org.
  • 7Cups

Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.

An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in-person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional and can be a complement to therapy.

Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions – free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.

TheTribeWellnessCommunity

Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD, and Teens.

SupportGroups.com

A website featuring 200+ online support groups.

ForLikeMinds:www.forlikeminds.com
Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.

18percent
Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.

PsychCentral

Offers online mental health resources, quizzes, news, an “Ask the Therapist” function, and online support communities.