Taking care of yourself and your community
The coronavirus outbreak is stressful for many people. Taking care of yourself, family, and community can help you manage stress during this pandemic. And when we come together to help others cope with their stress, we also make our community stronger.
Here are some tips and resources for stress and mental health management.
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- Take care of your body.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
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- Mobile Crisis Services is a 24/7/365 response team for those who are experiencing a mental health emergency. The statewide crisis line is a 24/7/365 call system to help anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. All calls are routed to a trained crisis specialist within your area. The service is free. Call 855.CRISIS1 (855.274.7471).
- Family and Children’s Service: if you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis or needs another type of help, please contact the Family and Children’s Service Crisis Line. Call 615.244.7444 or text 615.502.4373.
- Alive Hospice: please call the Alive Hospice trauma and grief hotline if you need support at 615.963.4732.
- YWCA Nashville’s Domestic Violence Crisis and Support: text line (available 24/7): 615.983.5170.
- The Refuge Center for Counseling offers affordable, professional counseling services on a sliding fee scale so that anyone can access support. They are presently open and offering individual and family counseling appointments at their offices as well as telehealth options for services Monday–Saturday of each week. To schedule an appointment, call 615.591.5262. For more information, click here.
- Mercy Community Healthcare is open and providing in-person counseling for new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 615.790.0567 for Franklin or 615.814.3400 for Lewisburg.
- Insight Counseling Centers is offering teletherapy on an income-based fee scale. Call 615.383.2115 ext. 100 to make an appointment.
- Additionally: Check with your employer to see if an Employee Assistance Plan is available to you. Many plans include access to mental health counseling.
We recognize that uncertainty, job loss, and cutbacks can trigger anxiety and stress for those who are managing sobriety. The following organizations offer various support services and resources.
Support for Substance Use Disorders
- Tennessee Redline: Assists people with substance use disorders, mental health, domestic violence, and more.
- Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous: Attend virtual and phone meetings.
- Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition/Tennessee ROPS: Free Naloxone kits and training are available to residents of Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Cannon, and Trousdale Counties. Contact Michael Bare at email@example.com.
- Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: Provides resiliency, recovery, and independence resources for Tennesseans living with mental illness and substance use disorders.
- Mental Health America: Offers a range of free online screenings for addiction, anxiety, depression, etc.
Click here to explore community resources available to individuals and families as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.