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Resource List for Coping in Quarantine

(All resources gathered from Nami.org, https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html, https://www.crisisconnections.org)

Please call 911 if you are having a medical emergency or feel you're in immediate danger. Be sure the 911 operator knows if you have a disability, and any other information that may be relevant for first responders or your safety. If it is difficult for you to communicate in a crisis or you are concerned about using 911, consider having a letter or ID card that explains any characteristics that may alarm people trying to help you and what you may need (e.g., "tell me before you touch me"). Also consider having a friend, family member, or ally with you when you make the call or go to the emergency room. We want you to be safe and supported.

 

In distress?

           

· SAMHSA has an online Disaster Technical Assistance Center with resources at https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac. Contact the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985- 5990 that provides 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters or text TalkWithUs to 66746

· National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. Call 800-273-8255

TTY Hotline: 800-799-4889

·Crisis Textline Free 24/7 confidential. Text TALK to 741741

·Rise Above the Disorder www.youarerad.org Connects users with resources for finding a therapist, answering mental health questions and applying for grants to cover the cost of therapy.

· Crisis Line for VideoPhone users who use American Sign Language (available 24/7): 321-800-3323

· The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

· National Sexual Assault 24-hour hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or
https://www.rainn.org/
 for 24/7 text-based chat line

· National Eating Disorders Association Helpline and Online Chat (only available 9am-9pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am-5pm Friday (Eastern Standard Time: 1-800-931-2337.  Online chat available at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

· Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse): 1-800-662-4357

· National Domestic Violence Hotline: Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential. Click Chat Now button on https://www.thehotline.org for 24/7 online confidential assistance

· Need a self-care check?  Here's a text-based accessible interactive self-check you can do to see how you're feeling physically and emotionally, and what you may need: bit.ly/selfcarehelp

 Other helplines listed below

          

· NAMI Helpline Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM: (800)950-6264

· Contra Costa Crisis Center 24/7: (800) 833-2900

· NAMI Orange County Warmline M-F 9 AM -3AM; Sat-Sun 10AM -3AM: (877)910-9276

· San Joaquin Warmline 24/7: (209)468-3585

· Project Return Peer Support M-F 5PM-10PM, Sat 11 AM-4PM: (888)448-9777

In need of support?

           

· www.nami.org NAMI hosts online communities where people exchange support and encouragement

· www.7cups.com 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. 

· www.emotionsanonymous.org 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.

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

· www.support.therapytribe.com 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.

· 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.

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

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

· National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources such as crisis prevention/respite services, drop-in Centers, employment resources, housing, peer case management and support.  

Medical and financial resources

           

· For resources on medical/non-mental health (children’s health care, dental care, eye care, women’s health), the Free Clinic Directory at https://freeclinicdirectory.org/ offers a free clinic treatment locater by zip code.

· Federally funded health centers provide care regardless of insurance coverage or income. Many of these centers include mental health services. Find a federally funded health center near you at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

· Helpwhenyouneedit.org and www.211.org allow you to conduct a zip-code-based search for local resources including affordable medical and mental health clinics, housing, food, heating assistance, etc. In many places, you can also dial 211 from your phone to access information on local resources.

· www.needhelppayingbills.com  Provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent and government assistance). 

· www.auntbertha.com An online resource that connects users to free and reduced cost local resources such as medical care, food, housing, transportation and more. Website also offered in Spanish.

· Dial 211 from any phone (mobile or landline) or visit www.211.org to search for contact information by zip code; service refers callers to appropriate agencies/community organizations that offer emergency financial assistance; available in most areas. Website also offered in Spanish. 

· www.helpwhenyouneedit.org An online service that connects users to over 350,000 listings nationwide of private and public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance.

· www.usa.gov/help-with-bills Provides information about government programs that help with bill payment, temporary assistance, jobs/unemployment, credit, etc. Website and Helpline also offered in Spanish.

· The Assistance Fund: www.tafcares.org For those who qualify for financial support, service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums and medical expenses. Spanish-language translation service also available.

· Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN): www.panfoundation.org Provides underinsured patients with financial assistance through disease-specific funds that provide access to progressive therapies. Spanish-language calls accepted.

· Patient Advocate Foundation: www.patientadvocate.org Helps federally and commercially insured people living with life- threatening, chronic, and rare diseases. Offers co-pay relief program to provide direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for needed prescriptions and/or treatment. Their website also has many other resources and services. Website also offered in Spanish.

· HealthWell Foundation: www.healthwellfoundation.org Provides financial assistance for underinsured to afford critical medical treatments through “Disease Funds” (note, typically for chronic physical diseases - not mental health conditions). Website also offered in Spanish.  

Prescription Medication Resources

             

· NAMI Getting Help Paying for Medications page: https://www.nami.org/find- support/living-with-a- mental-health-condition/getting-help-paying-for- medications

· PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool: www.medicineassistancetool.org A search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the pharmaceutical industry offers.

· Needy Meds: (800) 503-6897 / www.needymeds.org Offers a HelpLine and website information on financial assistance programs to help defray cost of medication. Website also offered in Spanish.

· RX Assist: www.rxassist.org Provides up-to-date directory of free and low-cost medicine programs and other ways to manage medication costs.

· RX Hope: www.rxhope.com A free patient assistance program to assist people in need obtain critical medications.

· USARX: www.usarx.com Provides coupons online for downloading/printing and can be brought to the pharmacy to see if it will give consumer a lower price or beat their copay.

· Blinkhealth Prescription Assistance: www.blinkhealth.com Individuals (with or without insurance) pay upfront for medication online and then take a voucher to their pharmacy. Accepts calls 8 a.m.-10 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m.-7p.m. weekends (EST); Spanish language option on patient assistance line.

Grief support if you’ve lost a loved one to Coronavirus

           

· Most local hospices offer free or sliding scale grief therapy or can refer individuals to grief support in their area. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains a list of hospices across the country.

· Grief Share hosts free, in-person grief recovery support groups across the country.

· PersonalGriefCoach.net is a website that acts as a portal linking people who are grieving after a death by suicide to an extensive online directory of resources and information to help them cope with their loss, including a link to suicide bereavement support groups directory.

· HealGrief.org provides state and national resources about grieving and death, including information about the death of parents, funeral and grief customs, grieving the loss of pets, and information about living wills and other legal documents.

Housing Resources

          

· For immediate and emergency housing, the online Homeless Shelter Directory provides information on homeless shelters and other social services throughout the country.

· National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven services, including housing.


Mental Health Supports & Resources
 
  • Weber Community Center
    If you are interested in starting services for yourself, a family member or someone in your care please download the referral form and submit it one of three ways; by fax: (323) 234-4477, by email: info@webercommunitycenter.org  or in-person.
  • Amanecer Community Counseling Services
    This agency provides mental health services and welfare-to-work support services for low-income adults, children, and adolescents in the Central Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, Pico-Union and West Adams areas of Los Angeles. Sessions are currently being conducted over the phone, including intakes. Address: 1200 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90017, website: http://www.amanecerla.org , hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm and phone: Amanecer Children and Youth Service/Intake (213) 416-1106.
  • Crittenton
    They are providing Telehealth and Phone sessions at the moment and can take English and Spanish referrals. They offer medication support as well via Telehealth. Ages from 2yrs old to Adults with Medi-cal. At this time in service planning area (SPA) 6 with these zip codes: 90221, 90222 , 90061, 90059, 90262, 90723, 90001, 90002, 90003, 90044, 90047.They are also in SPA 7 and SPA 8 and there are no zip code restrictions for those service areas at this time. More information can be found HERE.
  • Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services
    The Optimist Community Mental Health Outpatient Program provides therapy and psychiatric care to children and youth who are living with their families or in foster homes. Individual therapy is used to treat the effects of trauma, problems in social relationships, and/or family problems affecting the client’s emotional well-being. Call by phone: (323) 543-4200 (in English or Spanish) and callers can expect to speak with Maeva Fabila or Edward Fuentes. A referral form may be sent to either: Maeva Fabila: mfabila@oyhfs.org or Edward Fuentes: efuentes@oyhfs.org.
  • Private Insurance Mental Health Services
    How to Access Mental Health Services through Private Insurance can be found HERE.
  • Free Headspace
    Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time. Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020. You can also scroll down to explore a special collection curated for LA. Because when we take care of ourselves, everyone shines. More information can be found HERE.
  • Legal Aid
    LA Represents is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos who are
    facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found HERE.

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