Please see the list of resources provided to Mayor Garland Evely by Jayne Harper, Health Council Coordinator, TN Department of Health Northeast TN Regional Health Office.
The mental health impact of COVID-19 will persist longer than the physical virus. Consider the anxiety, trauma, and depression caused by job loss, isolation, seclusion, and the unpredictability about the virus that threatens the life and safety of individuals and their family members. Here are mental health resources available for Tennesseans:
- Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Click this link to learn about the Crisis Text Line
- The TN Charitable Clinic Network website, which shows all charitable clinics in the state – https://www.tccnetwork.org/
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. If preferred, you can go to the website and participate in a chat feature.
- Go HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The back-end of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.
- Mental Health America proudly started Mental Health Month in May 1949. Annually, we provide helpful resources to promote May as mental health month. I hope that you find these resources to be helpful: https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month. It includes some COVID-19 bonus materials.