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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.
Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
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
- Solano Community Resources - Public Health's website which highlights local senior services, food, health care, public assistance, business and other relevant family resources
- California Youth Immigrant Justice Alliance - Resource for undocumented Californians such as locations for free food, public health information in multiple languages and other relevant information
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus, The New York Times
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- 10 tips for talking to your kids about COVID-19, PBS SoCal
- Caring for Children in a Disaster, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coping After a Disaster, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus, NPR
- How to Talk to your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Resources for Healthcare Providers
Resources for Physical Distancing