Emotional Health Resources:
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one and have questions about the types of treatment available, you may email Health Department Social Worker Abby Dean at Gabrielle_dean@psbma.org.
Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times:
- Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option. NOTE – last I heard, 211 was running a 90 minute response time
- Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
- The Brookline Center is a local resource that can help residents address a variety of needs. www.brooklinecenter.org/services/