Emergencies & Disaster Preparedness

COVID-19 Resources
The outbreak of infectious diseases such as the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be a stressful time for individuals and communities. It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading, or watching the news. It's important during times like these to monitor your own physical and mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.

For more information about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our local Solano community, please click here.

If you, or a loved one are experiencing mental health symptoms and you would like to make an inquiry regarding services that may be available to you, please contact the Solano County Behavioral Health Access Line (24/7) at 1-800-547-0495 and a clinician will conduct a phone screening to determine eligibility for County services and make appropriate referrals for treatment services.

Practicing social distancing does not mean we have to be socially isolated. Stay in touch with friends, family and co-workers by texting, sending emails, talking on the phone, and video chatting. Some people have even had online hangouts or streamed online movies as a group. Let people know how much you care for them. Reaching out to others is an important part of staying both mentally and physically healthy. During the stressful time it is vital to practice self-care. For ideas on self-care, click here for English and here for Spanish.

If you need someone to turn to but are having difficulty connecting with someone in your support network, there is online or phone support available through:

  • SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Line (24/7): Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor
  • The Peer-Run Warm Line (24/7): Call 1-855-845-7415 for peer-run, non-emergency emotional support
  • Telephone Aid in Living with Kids T.A.L.K Line (24/7): Call 415-441-5437 for a parental support line for parents and caregivers of children and youth
  • Faith In Action's Senior Chat: Call 707-469-6675 to register. Senior Voices offers peer-led groups that connect seniors throughout Solano County for one hour over the phone at 1pm on Mondays and 11am on Thursdays. Seniors engage in open forum conversations for a variety of topics connected to aging.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): Call 1-800-273-8255

For other crisis and suicide prevention resources, please click here.

For general COVID-19 information, recommendations & updates:

Resources for Coping during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Families, Parents and Children

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Resources for Physical Distancing

Stresses of everyday life can cause us sadness, anxiety and even depression.  These emotions can intensify when experiencing a traumatic event such as a personal or environmental disaster, causing our ability to care for ourselves and others to diminish.  Preparation can be the key to not feeling so hopeless should one of these events occur.   Use the links below to help you make a Mental Health Survival Kit so that you may prepare, respond and recover from a traumatic event.

SAMHSA - Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events
CDC - Emergency Preparedness and Response                            
American Red Cross - Plan and Prepare
Solano County Office of Emergency Services - Disaster Preparedness
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - resources for Veterans
Listen, Protect & Connect: Family to Family, Neighbor to Neighbor
Disaster Distress Helpline