The following resources have been created to support our communities while we learn to navigate the changes to our world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We join you in your search for facts and supportive material to keep ourselves informed and advised how to respond and best support our families, friends, neighbors and community members.
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new
coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International
Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading
to other countries around the world.
WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19
outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental
health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental
and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. In this article the CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention information as to how you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in. READ MORE
News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute. READ MORE
Third Street Family Health Services will begin a program to allow access of new and established patients to have telehealth coordination of services that arise our of quarantine, isolation, ER or UC visits. READ MORE
OhioHealth shares this community message discussing COVID-19 preparations, use of Emergency Entrance Tents, New Patients Drop off locations and support details, Donations contacts, Virtual Health and Surge Planning. READ MORE
A NEW Children & Family Assistance Line is Available 567-333-8455
This telephone service is to support parents who have become defacto teachers, youth that are having a hard time adapting to not seeing their peers, parent/child conflicts, parent emotional issues with being out of work and additional family concerns developing due to our current circumstances. Support is available 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, 7 days a week. It is staffed by employees of Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services. It is available to ALL Richland County residents and not limited to just Family Life Clients.
This is being added to the already existing: Crisis Help Line: 419-522-4357 (HELP), The Warm Line: 419-522-5300, and the Crisis Text Line Text “4HOPE” to 741741. This adds an additional option and specific supports for family issues for Richland County residents.
Here is a link to the Ohio Department of Health additional resources for individuals and families. Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety