Hope4NC Helpline Available to Support North Carolinians’ Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is available to everyone in North IDD mental healthCarolina’s 100 counties to provide them with mental health and resilience supports and help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. Hope4NC includes a Crisis Counseling Program tailored specifically to COVID-19. It provides immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

North Carolinians can call the Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls are free and confidential. Multiple languages are supported, including Spanish. For those with hearing impairments, TTY is available as well.

Get the SCOOP on Managing Stress

It’s important to make sure you are taking care of your mental health. Idd mental healthcareBehavioral health is core to our overall health. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary event so it’s normal that individuals are experiencing significant behavioral health impacts. There are actions you can take, and resources available, to help maintain your mental health. Specific steps you can regularly take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing are below.

The SCOOP on Managing Stress

S – Stay connected to family and friends. Social connections build resiliency.

C – Compassion for yourself and others. Self-compassion decreases trauma symptoms and stress.

O – Observe your use of substances. Early intervention can prevent problems.

O – Ok to ask for help. Struggling is normal. Asking for help is empowering.

P – Physical activity to improve your mood. Exercise boosts mood and lowers anxiety.

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