MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
Anxiety and stress are on the rise as more and more families suffer from job loss, isolation, and the fear of contracting the virus and how to care for their families. The Disaster Distress Helpline has seen 900% increase in calls compared to last year which demonstrates both that anxiety is high but also that people are seeking help.
People already struggling emotionally, financially, and those with substance abuse or existing mental health issues are especially vulnerable now. Help is available and open to all who need it. Below is a list of Mental Health and Behavioral Health resources assembled by the Division of Community Services.
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others. If you are having a crisis and need help now:
Adult Crisis Line, Alliance Health Services: 901- 577-9400
Crisis Line for Children, Alliance Health Services: 866-791-9226
MEMPHIS CRISIS CENTER, 901-274-7477
24/7 volunteer-powered crisis line providing telephone-based crisis intervention, empathic listening, emotional support services and linkage to community resources. Along with the main crisis line, the MCC administers the Elder Lifeline, the HIV Care Line, the Call4Kids Hotline and serves as the local affiliate of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the National Veterans Hotline. All services are free, safe, and confidential.
24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline, Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center and Memphis Crisis Center, 901-222-4350
24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line, 901-249-7611, Family Safety Center
Statewide Crisis Telephone Number: 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471)
The Tennessee REDLINE: 800-889-9789, provides accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.
Children’s Mental Health, Tennessee Voices, 800-670-9882, TNvoices.org
Crisis TEXT Line: text TN to 741741 to connect to the Crisis Text Line and a trained counselor.
For Veterans: 800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online 24/7/365. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
Disaster Distress Helpline Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Domestic Violence help at the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Preparedness page.
National Suicide Prevention LIFELINE: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
For tips and national resources on managing stress and anxiety during this challenging time.
Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
Frequently Asked Questions on Mental Health, Mental Illness, and COVID-19
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a document to help guide individuals that have specific questions about their mental health situations.
Living With Mental Illness During COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing For Your Wellness
This web page provides information and wellness tips for individuals living with mental health conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Watch for behavior changes in your child. Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Ways to support your child:
Talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you. Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
24-HOUR INFORMATIONAL LINE - 901.416-2266
LIVE SEL SUPPORT LINE - 901.416.8484
Call M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., to speak with a member of the SCS Mental Health Center.
ALLIANCE HEALTH SERVICES
Programs offer behavioral health and substance abuse services for adults, children, and families including outpatient, intensive outpatient, home-based, and community based programs. Continuum of crisis services (crisis stabilization unit, detox, and respite) for individuals who are 18 years of age and older.
CASE MANAGEMENT INC
Full array of outpatient, addiction, and primary care services to the mentally ill in the Memphis and Shelby County area.
SHELBY COUNTY CRIME VICTIMS & RAPE CRISIS CENTER
For victims of all crime: trauma counseling, victim compensation, orders of protection, support groups, please call or use the online form. 24/7 Sexual Assault Forensic Exams will still be provided in partnership with law enforcement. For the Sexual Assault Hotline: 901-222-4350
TVC collaborates with many other agencies across the state to provide services to children and their families. Covering a spectrum of services, some programs cater to certain age groups, disabilities, other circumstances, and even ZIP code. Please check to see what is available in your area or for your needs.
First Steps Recovery Center
Provides Intensive Outpatient Services for individuals in need of alcohol and drug abuse treatment.
Long term recovery program for women and children.
Grace House Of Memphis
Provides long term residential treatment and recovery support services to women 18 years and older with co-occurring mental disorders.
Fresh Start For Women
Provides care to women who are experiencing problems with substance abuse disorders.
Memphis Recovery Center
Provides help for adolescents and adults dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.
Serenity Recovery Center
Provides residential and intensive outpatient treatment for adults dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
901-521-1131, EXT 0
Synergy Treatment Center
Program serves men and women 18 years and older who have primary alcohol and drug addictions and co-occurring disorders.
Provides behavioral health and co-occurring services including outpatient, extended residential, domestic violence services, drug court treatment programs, HIV/AIDs Early Intervention Services, and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance.
Provides residential alcohol, drug, and co-occurring treatment services for men ages 18 and older.
901-743-1836 EXT. 223
Union Mission Iron on Iron Program
Program offers long term, Christ Centered, recovery program for men ages 18 and older.
Program that offers a residential work-therapy program for men and women who are substance abusers.
901-531-1750, DIAL 0
Programs offer three different recovery oriented services to help men, women, and veterans 18 years and older battling homelessness, substance abuse, or other life controlling problems at every need.
A faith-based recovery support service, transitional housing program for men ages 18 & older.