Finding Help and Hope

The new “normal” is changing every day.  If you’re feeling confused, anxious, or uncertain among a wide array of other emotions, know that you’re not alone.  We’re all trying to navigate these new uncharted waters.  The good news is you don’t have to navigate alone.  We have compiled a list of local and national resources that you can reach out to for help.  Below are some additional resources that are focused specifically on helping during COVID-19.  Don’t struggle in silence…help and hope is a phone call away.

 

The Salvation Army has launched a nationwide hotline to provide emotional and spiritual support to anyone impacted by the crisis. This service is open to anyone looking for spiritual guidance, local services, or just someone to talk to.

They have pastors and emotional-care personnel ready to listen. The number to call is 1-844-458-HOPE (4673). Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, and counselors available to speak in English or Spanish. If you are calling after hours they are encouraging you to leave a message so they can get back to you.

 

Many of you may be experiencing a variety of feelings and thoughts during the current situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Here are some helpful steps from the American Red Cross that you can use to help cope with this evolving situation.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions such as sadness, depression, anxiety or feel like you want to harm yourself or someone else, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

 

Focus On The Family is a national Christian organization that focuses on keeping Christ front and center in our daily lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic they are a great resource to help you from guidance with homeschooling your children, to explaining the COVID-19 pandemic to your children, to financial or marriage crisis’.  They can also help connect you with an area counselor to talk with.