If you or another person are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 911 or consult this list of available resources:
- Emergency: 911
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
- Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): http://www.crisischat.org/
- Crisis Text Line: Text “START” TO 741-741
- Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
- Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
- Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
- American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
- National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
- National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
- GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
- TREVOR Crisis (LGBTQ+ youth) Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
- AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
- Resource Connect: https://communityresourceconnects.org/
- Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
- Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com
- Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
- AlertPA: https://www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts/Pages/default.aspx
- Philadelphia City Mental Health Resources: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-16-mental-health-services-available-through-covid-19-closures/
- Mental Health Resources: https://www.nj211.org/mental-health-resources
- NJ211: Dial 211 for live assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
- Mental Health Resources: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/
- Promoting Optimal Mental Health for Individuals through Supports and Empowerment (Promise): https://dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/promise.html
Recommendations from Council for Relationships’ Clinicians
- Coping with COVID-19 – Dr. Jane Summers, Staff Psychiatrist and Director of the Women’s Psychological Health Services, offers beneficial ways to cope with COVID-19.
- Coronavirus Anxiety: How to Cope During COVID-19 Pandemic – Staff Therapist, Dr. George James Jr., provides advice on how to find coping strategies to control anxiety during the Coronavirus public health crisis.
- Couples Cohabitating During Quarantine – Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue, LMFT offers advice on how to live harmoniously with your spouse during the quarantine.
- How to Avoid Cabin Fever While Practicing Social Distancing – Staff Therapist, Dr. George James Jr., discussing how adhering to a schedule can help families avoid getting restless during social distancing.
- Loss, Acceptance and Action During COVID-19 – Staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Maura Dunfey, discerns the coronavirus pandemic, and the many ways it has disrupted people’s lives, as a shared loss that everyone is experiencing. She suggests that acknowledging the situation as a loss, and allowing ourselves to grieve, as the best route to acceptance.
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 – Nina Fortuna, LMFT, Staff Therapist and Center City Office Director, provide guidance on how parents or caregivers can talk to children about COVID-19.
- Working from Home During COVID-19 – Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue, LMFT provides useful tips on how to work from home while, remaining productive, amid COVID-19.
- Zoom-In and Zoom-Out: Choices on the COVID Roller Coaster – Staff Therapist, Michele Marsh, PhD, shares her personal strategies for remaining calm during the COVID-19 pandemic.